Canada and Saskatchewan support water and wastewater infrastructure improvements to strengthen local communities

Investing in local water and wastewater systems is key to improving people’s quality of life, protecting waterways and positioning communities for growth.

Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Todd Goudy, Saskatchewan’s Provincial Secretary, on behalf of the Honourable Lori Carr, Minister of Government Relations and Minister responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, announced funding for two water and wastewater projects serving nine communities in Northern Saskatchewan, while 11 other infrastructure projects across the province were highlighted.

Residents of Creighton, Cumberland House, Denare Beach, Green Lake, Île-à-la-Crosse, Michel Village, Buffalo Narrows, Timber Bay, and Weyakwin will soon benefit from new or upgraded drinking water and wastewater systems that will increase service reliability and provide high-quality 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 Langenburg, Kerrobert, Francis, Waldheim, Duck Lake, Battleford, Shaunavon, Drake, the Rural Municipality of Foam Lake, the Rural Municipality of Browning, and the Rural Municipality of Canwood.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $17.6 million (SGD $18.4 million) and the Government of Saskatchewan is investing more than $16.8 million (SGD $17.6 million) towards these projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan. Together with recipient contributions this represents an investment of over $50 million (SGD $52.3 million). Funding recipients are responsible for the remaining project costs.