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Rural S.W. Manitoba communities to receive water treatment plant upgrades


July 17, 2015
By Ground Water Canada

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July 17, 2015, Manitou, MB – The federal and provincial governments will
provide $1,432,214 for improvements to Manitoba's South Central
District Water
Co-op.

July 17, 2015, Manitou, MB – The federal and provincial governments will provide $1,432,214 for improvements to Manitoba's South Central District Water
Co-op.

The funding was announced in early July.

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“Our Government recognizes the importance of investing in regional
infrastructure projects that contribute to economic growth and
prosperity,” said Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social
Development, on behalf of  Michelle Rempel, Minister of
State for Western Economic Diversification, in a news release from the province. “The formation of a new water system
ensures accessibility to safe potable water and illustrates positive
investments in our communities."

 

“The Province of Manitoba is continuing to focus on providing clean
drinking water to all communities in Manitoba,” said Ron
Kostyshyn, Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development, on
behalf of Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal
Government.
“It’s these types of important projects that are demonstrating our
commitment to supporting infrastructure, and economic growth in our
rural areas.”

 

Funding for the project will be used for the first two phases of
upgrades to the regional water supply system, which is owned and
operated by the South Central District Water Coop Inc., serving the
Towns of Manitou and Pilot Mound with the Municipalities of Pembina and
Louise. The project’s first phase includes an upgrade to the Pilot
Mound Water Treatment Plant to meet the Drinking Water Safety Act, and
Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality requirements. In the
project’s second phase, 30 kilometres of pipeline will be constructed to
convey treated water from the Pilot Mound Water Treatment Plant to the
Manitou Water Treatment Plant.


“The South Central District Water Coop Inc. is pleased with the
partnership of both the Federal and Provincial Governments with funding
provided through the Building Canada Fund Communities Component,” said Glen Shiskoski, Municipality of Pembina
Reeve and Vice Chair of the South Central District Water Co-op. “The much needed improvement to the Infrastructure will
assure the safe and sustainable delivery of water to both communities
within the region.”

 

Under the communities component of the Building Canada Fund, the federal and provincial governments have each committed $1,432,214
toward the project.