The province of Nova Scotia has announced financial support for 10 communities for water and wastewater projects through its Provincial Capital Assistance Program.
Among the projects is $99,072 for a joint project between the Village of New Minas and the Municipality of the County of Kings which includes the creation of a master plan for the water utility, a storm water and sanitary sewer management plan and an overall asset management plan.
The Provincial Capital Assistance Program allows the province to contribute funds towards high-cost, priority municipal infrastructure projects. This year’s investment by the province is $690,000.
Successful projects for 2018-19 include expansion design for wastewater facilities, and studies on wastewater and sewage treatment plants.
Supported projects for 2018-19 include:
- Cape Breton Regional Municipality: $186,737 toward the Sanitary Sewer and Infiltration Reduction Program
- Municipality of Chester: $61,250 toward an engineering design to expand wastewater facilities
- Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s: $8,000 towards the Sherbrooke Sewage Treatment Plant System Assessment Report
- Town of Stewiacke: $31,286 towards a well field search
- Town of Lunenburg: $37,500 for a wastewater treatment and collection study
- Municipality of Inverness: $54,750 for the assessment of water and wastewater facilities
- Municipality of the District of Barrington: $92,119 toward the replacement of Clarifier Brass Hill treatment plant
- Village of New Minas/Municipality of Kings: $99,072 for an asset plan
- Municipality of Richmond: $15,000 for a pre-engineering study to upgrade the Arichat/Petit De Grat sewage treatment plant
- Town of Antigonish: $104,286 for a water utility sludge management system