WINDSOR, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 17, 2016) - Quality water is integral to the health and wellbeing of our communities and to ensuring a clean environment for the future. The completion of the new wastewater treatment facility in Windsor is a key step to improving the quality of life for Nova Scotians.
Marking the occasion today were the Honorable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Chuck Porter, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Hants West. Anna Allen, Mayor of Windsor, was also in attendance.
This state-of-the-art treatment facility incorporates the latest technologies to meet the standards of the Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations. It will greatly reduce the amount of effluent released into the St. Croix River and eliminate combined sewage overflows. Along with improving the overall reliability of the wastewater treatment system, the new facility has more capacity, servicing approximately 780 additional households and allowing for future growth.
Residents of Windsor will also enjoy cleaner water in the Minas Basin, creating ample opportunities for recreation and enabling citizens and tourists alike to continue enjoying this valuable natural playground for generations to come.
"The Government of Canada recognizes that water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to maintaining a clean and healthy environment. We are working closely with our provincial and municipal partners to make sure they have the support they need to build sustainable communities. It is thanks to projects like the new Windsor wastewater treatment facility that we ensure a high quality of life and growth for our middle class"
The Honorable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Investing in infrastructure for clean water and wastewater will lead our province toward a stronger and more sustainable future. We're pleased to work with our federal and municipal partners to support the building of this new wastewater facility for the Town of Windsor."
Chuck Porter, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Hants West, on behalf of Honourable Zach Churchill, Minister of Municipal Affairs
"The Town recognizes that responsible leadership is about making investments where our society and neighbouring communities will benefit from cleaner ecosystems, cleaner shores and cleaner water for economic activities including fisheries, aquaculture and tourism."
Anna Allen, Mayor of Windsor
- The Government of Canada contributed $2,903,517 to this project under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund. The Town of Windsor also used $169,510 in funding from the federal Gas Tax Fund.
- The Government of Nova Scotia contributed $3,804,185 to this project.
- The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html
Federal infrastructure investments in Nova Scotia: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.
Building Canada Fund-Communities Component: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/other-autres-eng.html#bcf-cc
New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.
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