Infrastructure Improvements for Pictou County
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
July 12, 2001 4:30 PM
Pictou County residents will soon see improvements to sewage
treatment and the health of the East River with installation of a
new project funded through the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure
Joint funding, in the amount of $30,849, was announced today as
one of 22 project approvals totalling more than $21.8 million, by
Premier John Hamm and Robert G. Thibault, Minister of State for
the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
"The Nova Scotia government has made a promise to work with
municipalities to make our province safer, healthier and more
prosperous," said the premier. "The Canada/Nova Scotia
Infrastructure Program is helping us to meet that commitment and
respond to municipalities."
Green municipal infrastructure that ensures effective wastewater
management and safe drinking water is the first priority under
the program. The majority of the federal and provincial funding
announced in Year One will be directed to green projects, like
the Pictou County Polymer Make-Down System.
"The Government of Canada is committed to projects that improve
quality of life for Nova Scotians," said Mr. Thibault. "Through
the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program, we are investing
in green projects that contribute to creating strong, healthy
communities with quality drinking water and a clean environment."
The $46,274 project will involve the installation of a new
automated dry polymer preparation system. Polymers are added to
wastewater sludge to assist in dewatering. This project will aid
Pictou County's East River Pollution Abatement System by adding
efficiency to sewage treatment and reducing operational costs.
The federal and provincial funding under the program is subject
to the formal acceptance of the Pictou County District Planning
Commission, which will fund the balance of the project.
"We're confident that today's announcement is a positive step to
make our community safer and healthier," said Pictou County
Warden Allister MacDonald. "Ottawa and Halifax are responding to
our local needs."
This is the first in a series of approval announcements for
projects nominated by municipalities under the program.
Additional announcements are expected as projects undergo
environmental assessment and final approval.
The $195 million, six-year Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure
Program is administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities
Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The Union
of Nova Scotia Municipalities is represented on the program's
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Pictou County residents will soon see improvements to their
sewage treatment system.
Joint funding, in the amount of more than thirty thousand
dollars, was announced today by Premier John Hamm and Robert G.
Thibault, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities
The twenty-two projects approved today, totalling more than
twenty-one million dollars, are the first in a series of summer
Last October, the federal and provincial governments said
they would invest in projects to improve municipal water systems
and to protect the environment under the Canada/Nova Scotia
Municipal governments will also contribute to the projects.
The Infrastructure Program is a six-year, one hundred and
ninety-five million dollar investment in municipal infrastructure
administered by ACOA and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal
Contact: Jennifer Savoy
Office of the Honourable Robert Thibault
Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat
Pictou County District Planning Commission
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