As part of a bilateral agreement signed between the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan last September, funding has been announced for new water and wastewater projects across Saskatchewan.
The announcement was made Friday by Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale, on behalf of Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Government Relations Minister Donna Harpauer. This investment represents combined federal, provincial and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one project under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects.
The funding will go to support projects such as new sewage treatment lagoons, upgrading sewage pumps and improving drinking water supply systems.
Moose Jaw will be included in the benefits of some of the funding. In the provincial release, Mayor Frasier Tolmie said, “The City of Moose Jaw is very appreciative to receive this funding from the federal and provincial governments, as it will support water and sewer infrastructure related to a new industrial park for our community that will add vibrancy to our city’s economy.”