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Water resources investments in Saskatchewan

Funding announced for two water and wastewater projects serving nine communities in Northern Saskatchewan, along with 11 other projects which in total will benefit some 20 communities.


Multiple levels of government were involved with the recent funding announcement for two water and wastewater projects serving nine communities in Northern Saskatchewan, along with 11 other projects which in total will benefit some 20 communities.

Residents of CreightonCumberland HouseDenare BeachGreen Lake, Île-à-la-Crosse, Michel Village, Buffalo NarrowsTimber Bay, and Weyakwin will benefit from new or upgraded drinking water and wastewater systems that will increase service reliability and provide drinking water to an increased number of households and businesses.

The funding will also support a variety of water, wastewater, waste management and road infrastructure projects in LangenburgKerrobertFrancisWaldheimDuck LakeBattlefordShaunavonDrake, the Rural Municipality of Foam Lake, the Rural Municipality of Browning, and the Rural Municipality of Canwood.

The Feds are investing more than $17.6 million and the Government of Saskatchewan is investing over $16.8 million towards the projects.

The 13 infrastructure projects include:

Project

Location

Project Description

Northern Water System Upgrades Northern Town of Creighton; Northern Village of Cumberland House;

Northern Village of Denare Beach; Northern Village of Green Lake; Northern Village of Île-à-la-Crosse; Northern Hamlet of Michel Village

Upgrading and/or replacing drinking water systems in six communities in Northern Saskatchewan.
Northern Wastewater System Upgrades Northern Village of Buffalo Narrows; Northern Town of Creighton; Northern Village of Cumberland House;

Northern Village of Denare Beach; Northern Village of Île-à-la-Crosse; Northern Hamlet of Timber Bay; Northern Hamlet of Weyakwin

Upgrading and/or replacing wastewater systems in seven communities in Northern Saskatchewan.
Water Treatment Plant Project Town of Waldheim Building a new water treatment plant and upgrading the current distribution system.
Sewage Pumping System Upgrades Town of Langenburg Construction of a new pump chamber to convert the existing dry well into wet well storage capacity.
Watermain Replacement and Relocation of Dangerous Goods Route Town of Kerrobert Replacing the water main on Railway Avenue.
Lagoon Expansion and Upgrade Town of Francis Expanding and upgrading the primary and secondary lagoon cells.
Sewage Lagoon Project Rural Municipality of Foam Lake No. 276 Expanding the existing wastewater lagoon capacity to accommodate the resort villages of Churney Beach and Leslie Beach.
Highway 55 Waste Management Corporation Canwood No. 494 Decommis-sioning of a landfill cell
Landfill Closure and site decommissioning Town of Duck Lake Decommission a landfill site with the intent of returning to the land to its natural state.
Lagoon Upgrades and expansion Town of Battleford Expansion and rehabilitation of an existing wastewater collection system

 

Town of Shaunavon Water UV Disinfection

 

Town of Shaunavon Installation of UV reactor system in four wells, four new pump buildings, rehabilitation of four wells, and related works.
Water Treatment Plant Expansion and Upgrades Town of Drake Construction of a new back-up well, upgrades to the existing water treatment plant and installation of 25 metres of local water pipes, and associated electrical works.
RM of Browning Grid 700 Road Upgrades R.M. of Browning No. 34 Expansion of approximately 29 km of the road to increase its capacity for all vehicles including farm equipment and heavy