Town of Shelburne Water Treatment Enhanced Under Infrastructure Program

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

July 12, 2001 3:45 PM

Residents in Shelburne will soon see improvements in their water
treatment process with a system enhancement project, funded
through the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.

Joint funding in the amount of $185,094 was announced today as
one of 22 project approvals totalling more than $21.8 million, by
Robert G. Thibault, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada
Opportunities Agency, and Cecil O'Donnell, MLA for Shelburne, on
behalf of Angus MacIssac, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and
Municipal Relations.

"One of the main objectives of the program is supplying safe and
reliable water service to Nova Scotia communities, " said Mr.
O'Donnell . "This program will directly improve the quality of
life for thousands of Nova Scotians."

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 under year one will be directed to green projects, like
the Shelburne Water Treatment Enhancement project.

"A clean, healthy environment is crucial to building strong
communities and improving our quality of life," said Mr.
Thibault. "Through the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program,
we're investing in green projects that will provide safe, higher-
quality drinking water, and improve our environment."

The $277,641 project will bring a more effective floatation
system into the existing treatment process. The addition will
improve the existing water system by offering higher quality and
quantities of potable water to the 250 households the system
services. The federal and provincial funding under the program is
subject to the formal acceptance of the Town of Shelburne, which
will fund the balance of project costs.

"I have no doubt that this project will have a positive impact on
our community," said Shelburne Mayor P. G. Comeau. "We're pleased
to see the co-operative effort of the three levels of government
make this project happen."

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 in Shelburne will soon see improvements in their

water treatment process.

     More than 185-thousand dollars in joint funding was

announced today by Robert Thibault, Minister of State for the

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Cecil O'Donnell, MLA for

Shelburne.

     The 22 projects approved 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 that improve municipal water

systems and 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. It is administered by

ACOA and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

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Contact: Jennifer Savoy
         Press Secretary
         Office of the Honourable Robert Thibault
         613-941-7291

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

         Mayor P.G. Comeau
         Town of Shelburne
         902-875-2167


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kjd              July 13, 2001      3:43 P.M.