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Newfoundland water projects announced for improved potable water services, water and wastewater infrastructure


January 20, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

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Burgeo and New-Wes-Valley, N.L. – The three levels of government together will fund projects to improve potable water services, water and wastewater infrastructure in Newfoundland.

Federal, provincial and municipal governments will provide more than $9.5 million in joint funding for 13 projects to improve potable water services and wastewater infrastructure in communities in Western Newfoundland and Labrador. They will provide more than $15.2 million in joint funding for 26 projects to safeguard public health and the environment in communities in Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

In Burgeo, in the eastern part of the province, work consists of replacing over 970 metres of water main, from intake to the water treatment building. This project will provide residents and visitors with improved water quality, and increased access to potable water services, Infrastructure Canada said in a news release.

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The federal government will provide more than $3.4 million, and the Newfoundland and Labrador government will provide over $4 million for these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The municipalities will contribute more than $2 million in total towards their respective projects.

See further details on the Eastern Newfoundland projects here.

In New-Wes-Valley, in the western part of the province, the installation of 1,800 metres of a watermain extension from Little Northwest Pond to Newtown and Templeman streets will increase resident’s access to potable water, and reduce maintenance costs at the town’s current sole water source, Carter’s Pond.

The federal government will provide more than $6 million,  the government of Newfoundland and Labrador will provide more than $7.4 million for these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The municipalities will contribute more than $3.3 million in total towards their respective projects.

See further details on Western Newfoundland projects here.