The Governments of Saskatchewan and Canada are investing in infrastructure and potable water in southern Saskatchewan.
At the Legislature Tuesday morning, over $20 million was announced to upgrade the electrical systems at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant.
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“We continually to have this conversation about the necessity to have clean drinking water. And as I’ve said before, if you ignore it, it can come up and bite you,” said Moose Jaw’s Mayor, Fraser Tolmie.
That was a sentiment also expressed by Regina’s Mayor.
“This investment by the federal government and the province is critical to sustainability,” said Michael Fougere. “It’s really an essential water source for us.
Some of the work will see the aging electrical substation replaced, improving the power supply and upgrading raw water pumps in order to prevent future electrical failures. The province says this work, once done, will ensure reliable and sustainable source of back-up power to lower service interruptions and preventing drinking water advisories for around 260,000 residents served.