Glace Bay Water Plant Receives Funds
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)
July 12, 2001 4:20 PM
Residents in Glace Bay and surrounding areas will soon see
improvements in their water system with a water treatment plant
construction project, funded by the Canada/Nova Scotia
Joint funding, in the amount of $4,970,000, was announced today
as one of 22 project approvals totalling more than $21.8 million.
The announcement was made by Rodger Cuzner, MP for Bras d'Or Cape
Breton, on behalf of Robert G. Thibault, Minister of State for
the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and by Angus MacIssac,
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.
"The Government of Canada is building strong communities and
improving our quality of life," said Mr. Cuzner. "Through the
Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program, we're making an
investment that will bring a higher quality of drinking water to
Green municipal infrastructure to ensure 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
Glace Bay and Area Water Treatment project.
"Whether providing a community with safe drinking water or
building a safer sewage system, the Canada/Nova Scotia
Infrastructure Program is working to improve the condition of our
environment," said Mr. MacIsaac.
The $7.455 million Glace Bay and Area Water Treatment project
will be designed to provide 30,000 area residents with high-
quality water to meet increasing water-quality demands. The
assurance of fully treated potable water will be a great
improvement for Glace Bay residents.
The federal and provincial funding under the Program is subject
to the formal acceptance of the Cape Breton Regional
Municipality, which will fund the balance of project costs.
"The federal/provincial announcement to contribute to the funding
of the Glace Bay water treatment facility is a significant step
in enabling Cape Breton Regional Municipality to complete its
five-year plan," said Mayor John W. Morgan.
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
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Construction of a water treatment plant serving residents in
Glace Bay and surrounding areas got the green light today.
Joint funding, in the amount of four million nine hundred
and seventy thousand dollars, was announced today by Robert
Thibault, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities
Agency, and Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and
The 22 projects approved today, totalling more than 21-
million dollars, are the first in a series of summer
announcements in the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.
Last October, the two governments said they would invest in
projects to improve municipal water systems and to protect the
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
Mayor John Morgan
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
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