Canada and Yukon have committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Northern Canadians have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services.
Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, and John Streicker, Yukon Minister of Community Services, announced funding for upgrades to the Watson Lake lagoon under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). The federal government is providing $1,750,500—up to 75 per cent of funding for this project—and the territorial government is providing over $583,500.
“This infrastructure project is a good example of the federal and territorial governments working together to ensure that residents have access to modern and reliable wastewater services,” said MP Bagnell. “Investments like the one announced today in the Town of Watson Lake help ensure that Northern communities remain strong and provide a high quality of life, while also contributing to cleaner waterways and a healthier environment.”
Thanks to this investment, residents of Watson Lake will benefit from an improved, modern, and reliable sewage lagoon to enhance the capacity of the Town’s wastewater treatment system. These upgrades are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
“Watson Lake’s new sewage lagoon is the latest addition to the wastewater infrastructure we are modernizing as we fulfill our commitment to Yukoners, ensuring we all have access to vibrant, healthy, safe communities throughout the territory,” said Minister Streicker.
“The Town of Watson Lake is extremely pleased to be joining with Canada and Yukon to upgrade our sewage lagoon,” Justin Brown, Mayor of Watson Lake. “The upgrades will allow our community to gain greatly needed capacity in our wastewater treatment facility and allow us to provide a safe and environmentally compliant end product.”
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Yukon for the CWWF.Canad