News release

Tatamagouche Sewage Treatment Plant Receives Additional Infrastructure Funding

Residents of Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., will soon have better wastewater treatment thanks to a $124,116 project funded through the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program.

Joint funding for the project was announced today, June 13, by the federal and provincial governments.

Improvements include the design and construction of Phase 2 of the new Tatamagouche sewage treatment plant. In Phase 2 septic tank waste will be received and processed before being transferred to the Colchester Central Wastewater Treatment Facility for composting.

"Municipal projects like the Tatamagouche sewage treatment plant enhance the quality of our lives and the environment, and improve community infrastructure," said Barry Barnet, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "These types of community improvements are a priority of the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure program."

The joint infrastructure program supports long-term economic growth, community infrastructure improvements and environmental enhancements.

"Improved infrastructure for our communities is a priority for the Government of Canada," said Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of Joseph McGuire, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. "Through the infrastructure program, we can take part in priority initiatives like the project identified by Colchester County that help us achieve those goals."

"This investment will help improve the health and safety of our community," said Mike Smith, mayor of the Municipality of Colchester. "With this infrastructure program funding, our sewage treatment plant will soon be able to receive and process septic tank waste, which will benefit our community."

The federal-provincial share of the project totals $82,744. Colchester County will fund the balance of this project.

To date, more than $206 million has been invested in 142 projects through the program, and additional announcements are expected as projects undergo environmental assessment and final approval.

The 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 also represented on the program's management committee.

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Residents of Tatamagouche will soon have better wastewater treatment.

Joint federal-provincial funding of more than 82-thousand dollars was announced today (June 13th) by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Barry Barnet and federal Fisheries Minister Geoff Regan.

Improvements include the design and construction of Phase 2 of the new Tatamagouche sewage treatment plant. Septic tank waste will be received, processed and transferred to the Colchester Central Wastewater Treatment Facility for composting.

The Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program is a six-year investment in municipal infrastructure administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

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Contact:

Deborah Bayer
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 902-424-0112 E-mail:
David Harrigan
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 902-426-4238 E-mail:
Valérie Poulin
Office of the Honourable Joseph McGuire Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 613-941-7241
Mike Smith
Municipality of the County of Colchester 902-897-3160