Minister of Rural Economic Development Bernadette Jordan joined MLA Chuck Porter and Jeff Cantwell, Mayor of Wolfville, to announce funding for upgrades to the Wolfville wastewater treatment facility.
“Our current wastewater treatment system is close to capacity and this funding will enable us to increase the lagoon volume and allow for future overall growth in the Town of Wolfville,” said Cantwell. “The work we need to do is extensive but critical and will include the installation of a UV effluent treatment to ensure we continue to provide a safe environment for all. This is very exciting for the Town.”
This project will see upgrades to equipment and will include installing a new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system to improve the facility’s operations. The upgrades to the system will ensure a cleaner environment for residents, visitors and aquatic life in the area.
The Government of Canada is investing over $1.2 million in this project through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing over $1 million to the project, with the town of Wolfville contributing $818,819.