Stewiacke Water System Upgrade Approved
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)
July 13, 2001 8:40 AM
Residents of Stewiacke will soon see improvements in their water
system, thanks to a system upgrade project funded through the
Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.
Joint funding, in the amount of $868,062, was announced today as
one of 22 project approvals totalling more than $21.8 million, by
Robert Thibault, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada
Opportunities Agency, and Brooke Taylor, MLA for Colchester
Musquodoboit Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Angus MacIssac,
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.
"The Government of Canada is working with Nova Scotians to build
strong communities and improve our quality of life," said Mr.
Thibault. "Through the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program,
we are investing in 'green' projects that will improve our
environment and provide safe, higher quality water systems."
Green municipal infrastructure to ensure effective waste-water
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 Water Distribution Upgrade.
"We are responding to the needs of our communities -- to improve
the quality of drinking water, to clean up the environment and
assist in meeting future economic growth," said Mr. Taylor.
The $1,302,093 project is the first of three phases, which will
upgrade the town's entire water system. This project will
replace some distribution and transmission lines, as well as add
a high-lift pump and controls.
Once completed, the system is expected to help eliminate water-
line breaks and provide more reliable water service to 1,500
residents. The federal and provincial funding under the Program
is subject to the formal acceptance of the Town of Stewiacke,
which will fund the balance of the project.
"Quite simply, we wouldn't be able to carry out this project on
our own," said Stewiacke Mayor Bruce Lohnes. "We're happy that
the federal and provincial governments were able to share the
costs of this important project with us. "
This is the first in a series of approval announcements for
projects nominated by municipalities under the program. Further
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 management committee.
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Stewiacke residents will soon see improvements in their
water system because of a major system upgrade.
The project's more than 868-thousand dollars in funding was
announced today by the Honourable Robert Thibault, Minister of
State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Brooke
Taylor, M-L-A for Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley.
The 22 projects approved today, totalling more than 21-
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, 195-million-dollar
investment in municipal infrastructure administered by ACOA and
Service Nova Scotia.
Contact: Jennifer Savoy
Office of Robert Thibault
Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat
Town of Stewiacke
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