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Town of Pilot Butte

Town of Pilot Butte
Government of Saskatchewan

Government of Saskatchewan

July 25, 2014 16:30 ET

Joint Initiative Brings New Water Infrastructure to Pilot Butte

PILOT BUTTE, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - July 25, 2014) -

Officials from all levels of government were in Pilot Butte today to celebrate the grand opening of the Town's Water Treatment and Sewage Disposal facility. Local residents now have a safer and more reliable source of drinking water, thanks to a partnership among federal, provincial and municipal governments.

Traditionally relying on private wells, which can contain unsafe levels of nitrate or certain minerals or toxins, the town upgraded its water infrastructure to ensure this close neighbouring community of Regina has a safe and reliable water supply.

Among other features, this initiative included the construction of a water treatment plant and a raw water pipeline, as well as a distribution system and a sewage disposal facility, which includes a sewage pumping station. Water from this new treatment plant will also be provided to the Town of Balgonie, a few kilometers east, by pipeline.

Quick Facts

  • The federal and provincial governments provided joint funding of $12,964,184 through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund.
  • The Government of Saskatchewan is also providing interest subsidies of up to $812,992 over a 5 year period on funds borrowed for the Town's portion of the infrastructure project through the Saskatchewan Infrastructure Growth Initiative.
  • The Town of Pilot Butte contributed $12,064,833 towards a total initiative cost of $25,029,017.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada has invested in this major initiative in Pilot Butte because it will provide clean, drinkable water and help to ensure a healthy and prosperous community for years to come. Working with the provincial and municipal governments on this project has been an obvious success and money well spent right here in our community."

The Honourable Andrew Scheer
Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu'Appelle

"This is one of the fastest growing areas in the province, and the Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to support the continued growth of Pilot Butte and Balgonie by investing over $3.18 million in this important project through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund."

The Honourable Christine Tell
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Regina Wascana Plains

"The Town of Pilot Butte appreciates the federal and provincial contributions to our municipal water and sewer infrastructure, which satisfies current conditions and recognizes an investment in the future growth of our community. Senior government funding and an inter-municipal partnership with Balgonie enabled this project to be completed in a timely and affordable manner."

Ed Sigmeth
Deputy Mayor of Balgonie

Associated Links

To learn more about the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/ptbase-finbasept-eng.html.

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

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.eap.gc.ca.

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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
    613-943-1848

    Sarah Still
    Communications Consultant
    Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
    306-787-2687
    sarah.still@gov.sk.ca

    Jessica Dixon
    Administrative Assistant
    Town of Pilot Butte
    306-781-6251
    Pbadminassist3@sasktel.net

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