Saskatchewan receives another $38.6 million in government infrastructure funding
January 12, 2017
More than $38.6 million being spent on 28 new projects across Saskatchewan being provided through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.
Together the federal government along with the province of Saskatchewan have approved a new list of projects leading to more than $38.6 million being spent on 28 new projects across Saskatchewan being provided through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.
Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Donna Harpauer, Minister of Government Relations and Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs in Saskatchewan made the announcement, whereby the federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding – over $19.3 million – while the province is investing more than $8.9 million. Local municipalities are contributing the balance of over $10.3 million.
A large part of this funding will go towards new and upgraded wastewater lagoons in nine municipalities across Saskatchewan, the largest outlay will go towards water treatment plant upgrades in the Town of Kipling, with $3.445 million combined from the feds and the province.
This announcement is part of the bilateral agreement between Canada and Saskatchewan, first announced on September 16, 2016, and adds on to the $56.8 million in federal funding announced that day for 10 water projects and 12 transit projects.