Annapolis Communities to Receive Infrastructure Funding

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

November 15, 2002 9:57 AM

Five Annapolis communities will soon see improved municipal water
and sewer services because of $1,154,079 in projects funded
through the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.

Joint federal-provincial funding of $769,382 for six
infrastructure projects was announced today, Nov. 15, by Robert
Thibault, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of Gerry
Byrne, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities
Agency, and by MLA Frank Chipman, on behalf of Angus MacIsaac,
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The
local municipalities will fund the remaining $384,697 upon formal
acceptance of the agreement.

"Green municipal projects that enhance the quality of our lives
and environment and that improve community infrastructure are the
priority of the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program," said
Mr. Thibault. "Through this program, the government of Canada is
working with Nova Scotians to build strong, healthy communities
with plenty of room to grow."

Green infrastructure projects that promote safe drinking water,
effective wastewater management, and sound environmental
practices are the first priority under the program. Other
priorities include building 21st-century infrastructure and
improving local transportation.

"Safe drinking water and a clean environment are basic quality-
of-life issues, something that we should expect," said Mr.
Chipman. "We are committed to work with the municipalities to
ensure that Nova Scotians have access to both."

The Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program has announced 86
projects to date, worth more than $123 million. More
announcements are expected as projects continue to 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.
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation is a member of the management
committee. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities is represented
on the program's management committee.


     Five Annapolis communities will soon see improved municipal

water and sewer services.

     Joint federal and provincial funding of more than 760-
thousand dollars was announced today (November 15th) in Middleton

by M-L-A Frank Chipman, on behalf of Service Nova Scotia Minister

Angus MacIsaac, and federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Robert


     The Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program is a six-year,

195-million-dollar investment in municipal infrastructure. The

program is administered by ACOA and Service Nova Scotia.


Contact: Jennifer Savoy
         Office of the Honourable Robert Thibault

         David Harrigan
         Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

         Deborah Bayer
         Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Secretariat

NOTE: The following is a list of Annapolis County
projects approved under the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure
Program for Nov. 15.

East Main Street Sanitary and Storm Sewer Replacement/Separation
Town of Middleton
Shared Project Cost: $333,000 ($111,000 federal; $111,000
This project involves the replacement of poorly functioning storm
and sanitary sewer mains that are responsible for flooding,
system overflows into the Annapolis River and treatment-system
overloads and washouts. Middleton residents will see a decrease
in the risk of household flooding because of this project and the
local river ecosystem will benefit from a higher quality of
treated wastewater. The project provides for future community

Babineau Heights Sewer and Water Services
Town of Annapolis Royal
Shared Project Cost: $163,900 ($54,633 federal; $54,633
This project will replace 213 metres of 50-year-old sewer and
water mains on the Babineau Heights road. The new sewer line will
replace an old concrete pipe currently suffering from root
intrusion and leakage, while the new water main will be designed
and built to protect against any possible sewer
cross-contamination. In all, 20 homes and businesses will benefit
from safer, more reliable water services and fire hydrant access.

Margaretsville Water Treatment Filter System
Municipality of Annapolis
Shared Project Cost: $137,000 ($45,666 federal; $45,666
The water treatment project includes the installation of a slow
sand filter to treat the surface water portion of the community's
water supply, and a MIOX system, which uses salt water and
electricity to disinfect the remaining water. The unique MIOX
technology, new to Nova Scotia, will combine with the sand filter
system to deliver improved, safe drinking water that meets
Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines to 160 households.

Transportation Infrastructure -- Streets, Sidewalks and Storm
Town of Bridgetown
Shared Project Cost: $300,000 ($100,000 federal; $100,000
This project will include sidewalk, curb and gutter improvements,
street reconstruction, storm drainage controls and repaving.
Improved storm-drainage structures will reduce the risk of
flooding and lower maintenance costs.

Carleton Corner Water Main Upgrade
Town of Bridgetown
Shared Project Cost: $113,750 ($37,916 federal; $37,916
This project entails the design and replacement of 300 metres of
Carleton Corner water main, as well as the installation of new
fire hydrants. The existing four-inch-diameter cast-iron pipe is
deteriorating, causing numerous breaks. Ongoing buildup of
mineral deposits inside the pipe is restricting proper water
flow. Nine homes will have better-quality drinking water and
increased fire protection. Other benefits include an increase in
water distribution system reliability and decreased lost water
and lower operating costs.

Water Chemical Building and Equipment
Village of Lawrencetown
Shared Project Cost: $106,429 ($35,476 federal; $35,476
This project provides for the construction of a new building for
water treatment supplies, such as chlorine metering equipment,
meters, valves and other related materials. The building will be
located adjacent to a new water-storage tank being constructed in
the spring 2002 through the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure
Program. Benefits include safer drinking water for the entire
community and better maintenance accessibility and service

kjd         November 15, 2002        9:53 A.M.