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Balgonie, Sask. receives funding for wastewater project

The project includes expanding the existing sewage lagoon and irrigation system that will improve the overall wastewater system and benefit the environment.


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(source: Government of Saskatchewan)

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced funding for an estimated $6.4-million expansion of the wastewater system for the Town of Balgonie , located 30 km east of Regina.

The project includes expanding the existing sewage lagoon and irrigation system, along with related works, that will improve the overall wastewater system and benefit the environment. Once completed, the project will support economic and population growth in the community, providing services for 6,000 potential residents. The town’s current population is 1,765 (2016 census).

“The Town of Balgonie certainly appreciates the funding from the federal and provincial governments toward this important project, which is needed so our thriving community can continue growing, as our existing wastewater system is near capacity,” said Frank Thauberger, mayor of Balgonie, in a press release.

Construction is expected to begin as early as this summer.

The federal and provincial governments will each contribute up to $1.5 million toward the project through the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP). The Town of Balgonie will fund the remainder.