Orangedale Community to Receive New Water System

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

May 10, 2006 1:08 PM

The community of Orangedale, Inverness Co., will soon have a new water system, thanks to funding through the new Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

The project includes the replacement of the existing Orangedale water treatment plant. There will be six kilometres of a transmission main, which will deliver treated water to more than 80 households and a home for special care.

Federal and provincial funding of $185,000 was announced today, May 10. The Orangedale Water Society, in partnership with the Municipality of the County of Inverness, will fund the balance upon formal acceptance of the agreement and environmental assessment approval.

"Access to safe drinking water is essential for our communities to be safe and sustainable," said Premier Rodney MacDonald. "Today's project announcement is a strong example of our commitment to make Nova Scotia communities safe, healthy and vibrant. We will continue to work with our federal and municipal partners to respond to the infrastructure needs of our communities.”

"Sound, healthy infrastructure supports the quality of life in our communities, our economic progress and sustainability. The project being announced today will help ensure that key infrastructure is in place for the benefit of residents of Orangedale now and in the future," said Peter MacKay, federal Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

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

"This announcement is great news for our community," said Terry Whalley, chair of the Orangedale Water Society. "The upgrade to the water supply will bring safer drinking water to households in the area. This is exactly the kind of investment that is needed to help us build a better economy and more sustainable communities."

"We are delighted that this project is moving forward," said Duart MacAulay, Warden for the Municipality of the County of Inverness. "This project will address the community's drinking water needs."

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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     The community of Orangedale, Inverness County, will soon

have a new water system.

     Federal and provincial funding of one hundred and eighty-

five-thousand dollars was announced today (May 10th) by Premier

Rodney MacDonald and federal ACOA Minister Peter MacKay.

     The project includes the replacement of the existing

Orangedale water treatment plant. There will be six kilometres of

a transmission main, which will deliver treated water to more

than eighty households and a home for special care.

     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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              Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
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