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New wastewater treatment plant for Gander, Nfld.

February 17, 2017

The project includes a new wastewater treatment plant and over 2.5 km of piping to transport wastewater from an existing plant.


The the funding announcement: (l-r) Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland & Labrador; John Haggie, Minister of Health, Nfld.; MP Scott Simms; and Gander Deputy Mayor, Cyril Abbott. (source: Town of Gander)

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have jointly announced over $22 million in funding for a new sewage treatment plant in the town of Gander.

The project includes a new wastewater treatment plant and over 2.5 km of piping to transport wastewater from the Magee sewage treatment plant will ensure that the municipality can meet federal wastewater systems effluent regulations.

“This important investment in Gander will protect the local environment, provide reliable wastewater services for local residents, and support population growth and business development in the area,” said Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays - Central - Notre Dame in a government release.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $11.68 million to this project. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador will contribute $10.37 million. The town of Gander will be responsible for covering the remaining total eligible costs of the project projected at $13 million.


According to a report in The Beacon, the town expects to begin the project this year, setting 2019 as a completion date.

“The Town of Gander thanks both the Federal and Provincial Governments for their funding contributions towards Gander’s new wastewater treatment plant. We would also like to thank every person, including Town staff, who worked hard to bring this announcement and project to fruition. The new wastewater treatment plant will serve to meet Gander’s current wastewater needs while allowing for the future growth and expansion of our community,” said Cyril Abbott, Deputy Mayor of Gander.


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