FALL RIVER, NS, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia, and the Halifax Regional Municipality are committed to supporting local infrastructure projects that ensure Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water services that meet their needs.
Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Nova Scotia; and Steve Streatch, Councillor for Waverley–Fall River–Musquodoboit Valley, today announced joint funding for phase two of the Fall River Water Servicing Project.
The Government of Canada is providing up to $2.2 million out of $4.5 million in total eligible project costs through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Government of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality will cover the remainder of project funding.
Work includes the installation of 3.1 kilometres of water main along the Fall River Road, Highway 2, and a portion of Ingram Drive. These improvements will provide reliable water service to the community, while safeguarding the health and well-being of local residents and the surrounding environment.
"Investing in high-quality water and wastewater infrastructure is an essential part of building livable communities. The Government of Canada is proud to work with Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality to support improvements to water services. This project will bring increased access to public water services, while maintaining a clean environment where people can live, work and raise their families."
Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Municipal infrastructure like water and wastewater systems are critical to the health and safety of Nova Scotians, and to economic development in our communities. We are pleased to work in partnership with the federal government and our municipalities to invest in important infrastructure projects that will help ensure healthy, vibrant communities across Nova Scotia."
The Honourable Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Nova Scotia
"I am very pleased that both our Federal and Provincial governments are contributing, through the CWWF infrastructure fund, in support of phase two of the Fall River Water project. Building upon the success of phase one, this further extension along Hwy 2 will benefit both local business and residents for generations to come. I am also proud of the partnership between HRM and the Halifax Water Commission. Together we will bring this mainline distribution project to fruition, and enable future expansion to neighbouring areas in the near future."
Steve Streatch, Councillor for Waverley–Fall River–Musquodoboit Valley, Halifax Regional Municipality
- Phase one of the Fall River Water Servicing Project was announced in August 2016.
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
- $26.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
- Skilled workforce/Immigration;
- Clean growth and climate change;
- Trade and investment;
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