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November 14, 2014 11:00 ET

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

Steinbach, Ritchot, Piney, La Broquerie, Springfield and Ste. Anne to benefit from New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

OAKBANK, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2014) -

Today, the governments of Canada and Manitoba announced that six southeast Manitoba communities will benefit from 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 six projects in the southeast region benefitting from the funding are:

  • Phase 1 of the Underground Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Renewal in the City of Steinbach
  • Upgrade to the Drinking Water Infrastructure in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot
  • Recycling Depots in the Rural Municipality of Piney
  • Lagoon Expansion in the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie
  • Sewage Lift Station and Forcemain Upgrade in the Rural Municipality of Springfield
  • Wastewater Lift Station in the Town of Ste. Anne

These projects will help these small southeast Manitoba communities improve their water, wastewater and solid waste management infrastructure. When completed, the systems will better meet the needs of their residents today and into the future.

The six projects being announced today are among a number of projects announced recently across the province that will benefit from funding from the governments of Canada and Manitoba under the Small Communities Fund. Including the previously announced projects in the Interlake Region, East St. Paul, the southwest region, the north central and south central region, the governments of Canada and Manitoba have jointly invested close to $12.5 million in funding each into 18 projects under this fund to date.

Quick Facts

  • Each of the six projects announced today will be cost-shared by the three governments on a one-third basis.
  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $2,090,500 through the Small Communities Fund for these six projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will contribute $2,090,500 to the projects.
  • The municipal contributions will also amount to $2,090,500.
  • The total eligible cost of these six projects is $6,271,500.

Quotes

"Our Government's support for public infrastructure in municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Fund, we continue, in partnership with the Province of Manitoba, to deliver long-term infrastructure funding to municipalities to address their local priorities. Through these solid waste management and water and wastewater treatment infrastructure projects, we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across Manitoba."

Ted Falk - Member of Parliament for Provencher

"On behalf of the Rural Municipality of Springfield we would like to extend our appreciation and thanks for the funding from the provincial and federal governments towards the infrastructure funding for the Springfield lift station upgrades. The improvements to the lift station will result in mitigating any potential for flooding in spring events. Thank you very much."

Bob Bodnaruk - Reeve, Rural Municipality of Springfield

"The Small Communities Fund provides much-needed funding for communities in Manitoba. This announcement will allow municipalities to move forward in addressing their infrastructure needs."

Doug Dobrowolski - 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.

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 the following six projects in the southeast region of Manitoba under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

Drinking Water Infrastructure

Steinbach Underground Infrastructure Renewal, Phase 1: Elmdale

This project will upgrade approximately 400 meters of aging underground water and wastewater infrastructure in the City of Steinbach, in the Elmdale Street area. The total eligible cost of this project is $975,000, with each level of government contributing $325,000.

Ritchot Drinking Water Infrastructure Upgrade

This project will extend by more than a thousand meters the waterlines along Arnoud Road in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot to provide services to TransCanada Pipelines and the newly proposed Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. The total eligible cost of this project is $120,000, with each level of government contributing $40,000.

Wastewater Infrastructure

La Broquerie Lagoon Expansion

The project will expand the existing 4-cell lagoon to include two new aerated lagoon cells. The project will also include the construction of a building to house the associated aeration and chemical equipment as well as a UV disinfection unit. The total eligible cost of this project is $2,400,000, with each level of government contributing $800,000.

Springfield Road Sewage Lift Station and Forcemain Upgrade

This project addresses a capacity issue at the lift station during spring run-off and rain fall events which result in sewage backups into residences. The upgrades will include a new forcemain, pump and associated electrical works. The total eligible cost of this project is $1,912,500, with each level of government contributing $637,500.

Ste. Anne Wastewater Lift Station

The project involves the installation of a new lift station to re-direct existing sewers within the Town of Ste. Anne. The total eligible cost of this project is $714,000, with each level of government contributing $238,000.

Solid Waste Management Infrastructure

Piney Recycling Depots

This project will direct recyclable materials from waste disposal sites to a regional facility for processing. The total eligible cost of this project is $150,000, with each level of government contributing $50,000.

Other Small Communities Fund Projects in Manitoba

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have already announced that the following 12 projects in Manitoba will be receiving joint government funding:

  • Arborg Watermain and Meter Renewal
  • Beausejour Lagoon Expansion and Chemical Treatment Addition
  • St. Andrews Wastewater Collection Project - Phase 1
  • Winnipeg Beach Lagoon Upgrade
  • Stonewall Lagoon Wetland for Effluent Treatment
  • East St. Paul Water Reservoir Expansion
  • Rural Municipality of Elton Waterline Expansion
  • Town of Deloraine's Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
  • Plum Coulee Sewer Relining
  • Oakville Lagoon Expansion
  • Pembina Valley Water Co-op's Regional Water Treatment Plant Upgrades in Stephenfield
  • Treherne Renewal of Waterline in Critical Areas

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

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