News release

Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades

The Province is investing in infrastructure upgrades in Wolfville that will help prepare the town for future growth.

The project will improve the wastewater treatment plant and increase treatment capacity, leading to higher quality wastewater and sewage disposal systems. The upgrades include a newly constructed third lagoon cell and protective raised barrier, an improved aeration system and a new operational monitoring and control system.

“Modern and efficient water infrastructure is key to building healthy and resilient communities,” said Melissa Sheehy-Richard, MLA for Hants West, on behalf of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr. “This investment will help keep the Town of Wolfville safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable for many years to come.”

The total project cost is $6 million. The Province is investing $2 million, the federal government is contributing $2.4 million and the Town of Wolfville has committed $1.6 million.

The project is funded federally through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.


I am proud to see the second phase of the Wolfville wastewater project move ahead. This infrastructure investment builds upon an initial investment in 2019 and is fundamental to the continued growth of Wolfville so that more residents, businesses and visitors can enjoy what the area has to offer. Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

The expansion and upgrading of our wastewater infrastructure is a critical element of the town’s growth. Wolfville welcomes visitors, students, and permanent residents from around the country and the world. This is a needed and welcome investment in our future prosperity. Wendy Donovan, Mayor, Town of Wolfville

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