Water Line Replacement in Trenton Announced Under Infrastructure Program

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

July 12, 2001 4:40 PM

Improvements to the water system in Trenton, Pictou, Co. are on
their way with a water line replacement project funded through
the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.

Joint funding in the amount of $333,334 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.

"Our government signed on to the Canada/Nova Scotia
Infrastructure Program with the intention of helping Nova
Scotians, regardless of whether they're in a rural community or a
large municipality, to enjoy clean water, a healthy environment
and an opportunity to prosper at home," said the premier.

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 Trenton Water Line Replacement.

"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,
the Government of Canada is investing in green projects that will
provide safe, higher quality drinking water, and improve our

The $500,000 Trenton Water Line Replacement project will replace
existing water lines with new, larger water mains, providing
local residents with more efficient and reliable water service.
The federal and provincial funding under the program is subject
to the formal acceptance of the Town of Trenton, which will fund
the balance of the project costs.

"This project is good news for the Town of Trenton," said Mayor
Cathy Cotter. "It will not only improve the quality of our
drinking water, it will improve our fire protection as well."

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.


     Trenton residents will soon see improvements to their water

     The more than three hundred and thirty three thousand

dollars in joint funding was announced today by Premier John Hamm

and Robert Thibault, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada

Opportunities Agency.
     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

Infrastructure Program.
     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
         Press Secretary
         Office of the Honourable Robert Thibault

         Deborah Bayer
         Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat

         C.R. Campbell
         Town of Trenton

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kjd         July 12, 2001      4:32 P.M.