Infrastructure Improvements for Truro

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

July 13, 2001 8:50 AM

Residents of Truro will soon see improvements in their water
system, thanks to an enhancement project funded through the
Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.

Joint funding, in the amount of $284,000, was announced Thursday
as one of 22 project approvals totalling more than $21.8 million.

The announcements were made by Robert G. Thibault, Minister of
State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and
provincial Health Minister Jamie Muir, on behalf of Angus
MacIssac, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal
Relations.

"The Government of Canada has made infrastructure a major
priority," said Mr. Thibault. "Through the Canada/Nova Scotia
Infrastructure Program, we're investing in 'green' projects that
will provide a clean healthy environment and improve our quality
of life."

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
Truro's water system upgrade.

"The people of Nova Scotia want safe drinking water, sewage
treatment plants that protect the environment, and the ability to
grow and prosper in their home province," said Mr. Muir. "The
Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program is helping us to meet
that commitment and respond to municipalities."

The $426,000 project will make improvements in distribution,
flow, pressure, and disinfectant capabilities. Residents will
receive higher-quality water, more reliable service with more
households connected to the system. The federal and provincial
funding under the program is subject to formal acceptance from
the Town of Truro, which will fund the balance of the project.

"The residents of Truro want a safe and reliable drinking water,"
said Mayor Bill Mills. "This upgrade will greatly benefit our
community, and have a positive impact on the environment."

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 management committee.


FOR BROADCAST USE

     Residents of Truro will soon see improvements in their water

system.

     Joint funding for the water project, in the amount of 284-

thousand dollars, was announced today by Robert Thibault,

Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency,

and Jamie Muir, M-L-A for Truro-Bible Hill.

     The 22 projects approved for Nova Scotia today, totalling

more than 21 million dollars, are the first in a series of summer

announcements.

     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

Infrastructure Program.

     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.

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Contact: Jennifer Savoy
         Office of Robert Thibault
         613-941-7291

         Deborah Bayer
         Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat
         902-424-0112
         E-mail: bayerdj@gov.ns.ca

         Mike McGill
         Town of Truro
         902-895-4484


kjd         July 13, 2001      8:52 A.M.