Province Supports Upgrades to Pictou Water System

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

September 5, 2013 2:00 PM

The province continues to support healthier communities with improved, modern infrastructure through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.

"This investment will help keep Pictou vibrant and healthy, and ensure a better quality of life for residents and families," said Energy Minister Charlie Parker, on behalf of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. "Improving and modernizing aging infrastructure is a priority and this investment will create local jobs and contribute to the local economy."

The province is investing $250,000 to help refurbish the town's water tower. The total cost of the project is $500,000.

Through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program, the province contributes towards the cost of high priority municipal infrastructure. Last month, the province announced $3.5 million in support for 11 municipalities.

Annual funding is limited, so applications are ranked according to factors such as the severity of problems the projects address. Requests for projects that eliminate serious environmental and health problems receive priority.

For more information on the program and how to apply, visit www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/municipal/funding/infrastructure/provincial-capital-assistance-program.asp .


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     The province continues to support healthier communities with

improved, modern infrastructure through the Provincial Capital

Assistance Program.

     The province announced today (September 5th) it is investing

250-thousand dollars to help the Town of Pictou upgrade its water

system. The total cost of the project is 500-thousand dollars.

     Energy Minister Charlie Parker, on behalf of John MacDonell,

Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, says the

investment will help Pictou remain healthy and vibrant and ensure

a better quality of life for residents and families.

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Media Contact: Tracy Barron
              902-424-2733
              E-mail: barrontb@gov.ns.ca