Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia gives $700K to municipal water, wastwater projects

Some towns across Nova Scotia will get funding to help complete water and wastewater projects.

Towns include Truro, Antigonish, Mahone Bay and other municipalities

Among the seven municipalities and towns receiving funding, Mahone Bay's storm water separation project on Main Street will get $59,444. (Submitted by Bret Saunders)

Seven municipal water and wastewater projects across Nova Scotia will receive funding support from the province, according to a government statement released today. 

Under the Provincial Capital Assistance Program, a little over $700,000 will be invested into projects that have prioritized to be projects that pose environmental and health problems. 

The projects include:

  • Municipality of the District of Lunenburg: $130,358 for New Germany inflow and infiltration study and design. Project cost: $260,715
  • Mahone Bay: $59,444 for storm water separation on Main Street. Project cost: $118,887
  • Municipality of the District of Chester: $56,250 for inflow and infiltration reduction program. Project cost: $112,500
  • Municipality of East Hants: $74,850 for Shubenacadie water distribution system condition assessment. Project cost: $149,700
  • Municipality of the County of Cumberland: $200,117 for Springhill waste water collection system replacement. Project cost: $400,233
  • Truro: $143,524 for Hamstead Court and McLures Mills Road water main replacement project. Project cost: $287,048
  • Antigonish: $40,000 for water main distribution upgrades. Project cost: $80,000

Zach Churchill, minister of municipal affairs, says the burden of cost to complete the projects can be too much for towns in the province.

"This funding is intended to ease the burden so these capital improvements can be completed sooner," he said.

Another $2.3 million has been reserved for infrastructure upgrades in Canso, as well as an annual investment into the ongoing Halifax Harbour Solutions project. 

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