The province announced today, Oct. 15, support for 10 communities for water and wastewater projects through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.
“Access to safe drinking water and wastewater treatment are vital for strong, healthy communities,” said MLA Keith Irving on behalf of Municipal Affairs Minister Chuck Porter. “This funding will support important municipal projects to maintain and improve these essential services for residents.”
Mr. Irving announced $99,072 for a joint project between the Village of New Minas and the Municipality of the County of Kings. The project includes the creation of a master plan for the water utility, a storm water and sanitary sewer management plan and an overall asset management plan.
Also today, in Lunenburg, MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft announced $37,500 for a wastewater treatment and collection study for the Town of Lunenburg.
The Provincial Capital Assistance Program allows the province to contribute funds towards high-cost, priority municipal infrastructure projects. This year’s investment by the province is $690,000.
Successful projects for 2018-19 include expansion design for wastewater facilities, and studies on wastewater and sewage treatment plants.