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20th August 2021
Joint funding includes $146.5 million for eleven projects in Manitoba and $23.6 million for two projects in Saskatchewan in order to rehabilitate key water and wastewater infrastructure.

Aug 16th, 2021

On August 13, Canadian officials announced more than $146.5 million in joint funding for eleven projects across Manitoba and $23.6 million for two projects in Saskatchewan. The projects will rehabilitate key water and wastewater infrastructure.

In Manitoba

Brandon's water treatment facility will be upgraded and expanded. This $115 million project is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, The Government of Manitoba, and the City of Brandon. The project includes the addition of a membrane treatment facility, which will help Brandon to meet and exceed water quality requirements, as well as increase capacity and operational redundancy. Other additions include a new intake, yard piping, and settling pond, which will reduce maintenance and ensure the residents of Brandon have continued access to safe and reliable drinking water for decades to come.

The City of Thompson will benefit from the rehabilitation of more than 13.8 km of water pipes, and more than 3.3 km of wastewater pipes. The water and wastewater lines are deteriorating, and this rehabilitation project will ensure that residents of Thompson will continue to benefit from clean and safe drinking water. The Government of Canada is contributing more than $ $18.8 million to this project. The Government of Manitoba is contributing more than $15.6 million, and the City of Thompson is contributing more than $12.5 million.

Dikes in St. Adolphe and St. Agathe will be raised to the 1:200 year flood protection level, ensuring the safety of the communities and surrounding areas for years to come. The project includes riverbank stabilization measures. The federal and provincial governments will contribute over $2.8 million in joint funding to these two projects.

In Saskatchewan

The SaskWater Highway 9 Regional Water Supply System project will construct a new water treatment plant and an approximate 55.3 km potable pipeline that will provide service to the communities of Preeceville, Sturgis, Stenen, Hyas, Norquay, Pelly, Crystal Lake, Clayton No.333, and Keys No.303. Initially, the proposed system will serve approximately 2,700 individuals, however it will have the potential to serve even more people, including The Key First Nation and other surrounding rural municipalities. The project will also upgrade existing groundwater wells, new wells, a wastewater lagoon, potable water storage, distribution pumps, install non-potable pipeline, and establish connection points for delivery for each community.

In Strasbourg, Rowan's Ravine Provincial Park will reconstruct its single cell facultative lagoon into a two-cell lagoon complete with synthetic, high-density polyethylene liners. Project works will include raising existing berms and rehabilitating various existing structures. The new lagoon will bring the park up to speed with federal and provincial wastewater treatment regulations and provide Rowan's Ravine with the capacity to meet current and future park needs.