Manitoba, federal government invest in water and wastewater infrastructure

It is hoped that the investments will help keep residents healthy and reduce flooding impact

Manitoba, federal government invest in water and wastewater infrastructure

Catastrophe & Flood

By Lyle Adriano

The provincial government of Manitoba, together with the federal government, recently announced that it would invest millions into water and wastewater projects across the province – potentially limiting the impact of flood claims.

Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr and Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations Eileen Clarke yesterday said that the province and the federal government would pour more than $37 million in combined funding for the projects.

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A press release said that the funding will support a number of projects, such as an overhaul of the Elie lagoon in Cartie, constructing a new lagoon in Montcalm, and developing a new municipal well and piping network in Prairie View.

The investments are a part of the bilateral agreement between Canada and Manitoba announced last July, a release noted. On July 25, 2016, some $153 million in federal and provincial funding was invested in 23 water and wastewater projects, as well as four public transit projects.

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“Modern, efficient water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to safeguarding the well-being of Canadian families and building the Canada we want for tomorrow,” said Carr. “We are working closely with the Government of Manitoba and municipalities to invest in important water and wastewater projects that will protect the environment, keep communities in the province healthy and livable, and create well-paying jobs for the middle-class.”

“We are pleased to partner with the federal government to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure across Manitoba,” added Clarke. “These important projects will help foster sustainable economic growth and safe, healthy communities for Manitobans to live and work.  Our Government will continue to provide strong support for municipal infrastructure while building on our new, streamlined ‘Single Window’ application approach.”

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