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Nova Scotia commits funding for water/wastewater projects

The Provincial Capital Assistance Program allows the province to contribute funds towards high-cost, priority municipal infrastructure projects, and this year’s investment by the province is $690,000.


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