The governments of Canada and Manitoba jointly announced more than $37 million in combined funding for 24 new water and wastewater projects across Manitoba. For the 24 projects, the federal government is providing up to $18.6 million, the Province is providing approximately $9.3 million, and local municipalities are contributing the balance of about $9.3 million.
The funding will focus on the repair and upgrading of existing facilities and assets, like upgrading the Elie lagoon in the Rural Municipality of Cartier, building a new lagoon in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm, and building a new municipal well and piping network in the Rural Municipality of Prairie View.
“We are pleased to partner with the federal government to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure across Manitoba. These important projects will help foster sustainable economic growth and safe, healthy communities for Manitobans to live and work. Our Government will continue to provide strong support for municipal infrastructure while building on our new, streamlined ‘Single Window’ application approach,” said Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations.