News release

Middle Sackville Receives Improvements Water and Sewer System

Almost 30 new households in Middle Sackville will be connected to the municipal water and wastewater system, and almost 60 existing households and a school will have improved drinking water and wastewater treatment, thanks to funding through the Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

The project includes the design and construction of the extension of municipal water and sewer systems to the Lively subdivision in Middle Sackville. The new services will replace an aging local system. It will also service nearby residents with malfunctioning on-site sewer and wells.

Federal and provincial funding of $2,878,600 was announced today, May 8. Halifax Regional Municipality will fund the balance upon formal acceptance of the agreement and environmental assessment approval.

"Our government is working to ensure that communities everywhere have access to effective wastewater treatment and safe drinking water," said Peter MacKay, federal Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. "We will continue to work with our provincial and municipal partners to reach that goal."

"Delivering a safer and reliable supply of drinking water and improving wastewater services is not only a top priority to this infrastructure program, it is a priority of our government," said Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection, on behalf of Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "Today's announcement represents a positive step towards making our communities safer and healthier."

The new infrastructure program supports community infrastructure improvements, such as water, wastewater and solid waste management.

"The funding support offered by the Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund allows us to take on needed infrastructure improvements," said Peter Kelly, Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality. "The extension of water and wastewater municipal services will help resolve long-standing infrastructure issues in the Lively subdivision."

The $111-million, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund is administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities are members of the management committee.

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Almost 30 new households in Middle Sackville will be connected to the municipal water and wastewater system, and almost 60 other existing households and a school will have improved drinking water and wastewater treatment.

Federal and provincial funding of two-point-nine million dollars was announced today (May 8th) by Health Promotion and Protection Minister Barry Barnet.

This project includes the design and construction of the extension of municipal sewer systems to the Lively subdivision in Middle Sackville.

The new services will replacing an aging local system, and will service nearby residents with malfunctioning on-site sewer and wells.

The new 111-million-dollar, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund is administered by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

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Media Contacts:

Deborah Bayer
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 902-424-0112 Cell: 902-225-4982 E-mail:
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