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Water and wastewater projects slated for Saskatchewan


June 16, 2017
By Ground Water Canada

Regina  – The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan recently announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout Saskatchewan.

The investments are intended to safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways and preserve local ecosystems, the federal government said in a news release.

This investment represents combined federal, provincial and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one project under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects.

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It will support such initiatives as building new sewage treatment lagoons, upgrading sewage pumps, and improving drinking water supply systems.

The CWWF projects are part of the bilateral agreement between Canada and Saskatchewan announced on Sept. 16, 2016. These are in addition to $29.5 million in federal funding and $14.7 million in provincial funding announced that day for 10 water projects and more than $17.9 million in federal funding and $8.9 million in provincial funding announced on Jan. 11, 2017, for an additional 26 projects under the CWWF.