Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale met with Minister of Government Relations Jim Reiter this afternoon to discuss investments in water and wastewater systems in Saskatchewan.
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are providing funding through the Provincial- Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects.
Both governments are contributing up to $6,766,000 for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in the Town of Lumsden; up to $5,088,583 for the construction or upgrade of water treatment plants and reservoirs in six northern Saskatchewan communities; and up to $2,045,000 for upgrades to both the drinking water and wastewater treatment systems in the Town of Lanigan.
“These important investments in water and wastewater systems will ensure that thousands of Saskatchewan residents will have access to safe and reliable drinking water, as well as effective wastewater treatment services that protect the local environment and keep our communities healthy and livable. Modern infrastructure that meets the needs of our communities is key to ensuring that Canada will remain the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family,” said Goodale.