SASKATOON—The Canadian and provincial governments are funneling more than $10 million toward expanding or upgrading water and wastewater systems for 11 communities in Saskatchewan.
Designed to improve basic municipal water service, the total cost of the projects is more than $16 million. The federal and provincal governments will each contribute $5.4 million through the Small Communities Fund.
“Safe drinking water and effective wastewater processing facilities are critical to providing sustainable communities,” Ralph Goodale, Canada’s minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, said. “The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these 11 infrastructure projects, all of which are in Saskatchewan communities with a population of less than 2,000.”
The projects range in scope from $119,000 to upgrade a water treatment plant in Village of Yarbo to a $3.5 million lagoon expansion in the Town of Watrous.
A complete list of the investments can be found here.