Funding announced for two water and wastewater projects serving nine communities in Northern Saskatchewan, along with 11 other projects which in total will benefit some 20 communities.
First priority will be given to sites that pose the greatest risk to human or ecological health.
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will each provide more than $27.3 million for eight water resource infrastructure projects.
Every year, the program will accept up to 10 MW of renewable generation, like solar, and 25 MW of carbon neutral non-renewable generation, such as flare gas.
Bryce Hunter, P.Eng. becomes chair of the board of directors, replacing Paul Walsh, P.Eng.
A record spending amount for the year, it will ensure 69 dams and 130km of conveyance channels operate reliably and safely.
The work includes constructing a new, two-cell lagoon and sewage force main, upgrading the current sewage pumping station, and decommissioning the existing lagoon.
Association concerned industry talent built up over the past few years is starting to leave because supply is greater than demand.
Combined federal, provincial and local funding of more than $94 million to support new sewage treatment lagoons, upgrading sewage pumps and more water works projects.
The new wastewater treatment plant will use an effective and low-energy treatment process.
More than $38.6 million being spent on 28 new projects across Saskatchewan being provided through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.