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Government of Manitoba

Government of Manitoba

July 31, 2015 19:18 ET

Five Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Central Region Get Joint Government Funding

The Town of Altona and the Rural Municipalities of Portage la Prairie, Cartier, Macdonald, and Morris are benefitting from the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for five additional projects in communities in central Manitoba today under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

The Small Communities Fund is part of the $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. It will provide $1 billion to municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs.

The Town of Altona will install new aeration equipment to increase the organic capacity of the three existing aeration cells. In addition, a fourth aeration cell with a usable capacity of approximately 59,580 cubic meters will be installed as well as some erosion protection as necessary.

This infrastructure investment will allow the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie to expand its' regional water distribution system by installing waterlines to provide safe potable water to residents.

The RM of Cartier will replace the aging cast-iron pipe that currently services approximately 275 of the residences and businesses that utilize the Elie Water Distribution System. The replacement of this aging infrastructure will assist the municipality in providing clean potable water.

The RM of Macdonald's wastewater treatment facility expansion in Sanford includes the conversion of the existing primary cell into a secondary cell, the conversion of the existing secondary cell into a primary cell and the addition of a new secondary cell to increase storage capacity from the existing 50,550 cubic meters to approximately 71,290 cubic meters.

The RM of Morris will utilize the funding to expand the current Lowe Farm lagoon to increase storage capacity from the current 15,000 cubic meters to approximately 24,000 cubic meters in order to accommodate current demand as well as anticipated residential, industrial, and commercial growth over the next 25 years.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $3,359,114 through the Small Communities Fund for the five projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will also contribute $3,359,114 to the five projects.
  • The total eligible cost of the five projects is $10,077,342.

Quotes

"Keeping our communities healthy and safe, creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities are our Government's highest priorities, which are being addressed through the New Building Canada Plan. Our Government's support for public infrastructure in municipalities across Canada, big and small, has never been stronger. The important infrastructure projects being announced today will help provide access to clean water and improved wastewater treatment for residents of these Rural Municipalities for years to come and will also allow for future growth and development."

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar

"Investments in infrastructure are investments in the people of Manitoba, and their long-term health and welfare. This funding will make sure Manitobans across the province benefit from investments that improve their everyday quality of life, and the long-term stability of their communities. The Manitoba government is proud of its role in creating good jobs and enhancing strong communities. These investments will go the distance for Manitobans, for decades to come."

Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government

"The projects selected under the Small Communities Fund will make a significant contribution to our members' infrastructure needs. The AMM is pleased to be part of this successful partnership which brings needed infrastructure investments to Manitoba municipalities."

Chris Goertzen, President, Association of Manitoba Municipalities

Associated Links

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Interlake Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in East St. Paul to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southwest Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's North Central and South Central Regions to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southeast Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Parkland Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Northern Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Follow the link to learn more about the Small Communities Fund.

Follow the links for additional information on the New Building Canada Plan and the benefits it provides to Manitoba.

To learn more about Manitoba's infrastructure projects, please visit www.infrastructure.mb.ca.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan.

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Backgrounder

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for 5 additional projects in communities across the central Region of the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

In addition to the 26 projects previously announced, below are the details from the 5 additional Small Communities Fund Projects in Central Manitoba that were recently approved.

Municipality Project Title Total Costs*
Portage la Prairie, RM Regional Waterline Expansion Diversion East $ 2,700,000
Cartier, RM Elie Waterline Replacement $ 1,300,000
Macdonald, RM Sanford Wastewater Treatment Facilities or Systems Facility Expansion $ 815,415
Morris, RM Lowe Farm Lagoon Upgrade and Expansion $ 1,440,000
Altona, Town Altona Lagoon Upgrade Phase 2 - Organic Treatment Capacity $ 3,821,929

*Total estimated project cost

For more information on the projects previously announced in Manitoba under the Small Communities Fund, please see the following news releases:

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Interlake Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in East St. Paul to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southwest Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's North Central and South Central Regions to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southeast Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Parkland Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Northern Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

For more information on the New Building Canada Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Naline Rampersad
    Cabinet Communications
    Province of Manitoba
    204-945-1494

    Lynne Bereza
    Communications Coordinator
    Association of Manitoba Municipalities
    204-856-2366

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca