TOWN OF LAMPMAN, SK, Nov. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Investing in local wastewater infrastructure ensures Canadians have access to modern, reliable services that encourage economic growth and help build strong healthy communities for future generations.
Today, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced funding to upgrade the Town of Lampman's wastewater treatment infrastructure. The federal and provincial governments are each contributing more than $1.6 million to this project through the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—National and Regional Projects. The project has a total eligible cost of $5 million. The Town of Lampman is responsible for all remaining costs.
The work includes constructing a new two-cell lagoon and sewage force main, upgrading the current sewage pumping station, and decommissioning the existing lagoon. This project will support economic development by ensuring reliable and modern wastewater services that meet the needs of residents and businesses and protect local waterways and ecosystems.
"Modern and efficient infrastructure is the foundation of the Canada we want to build for tomorrow. I'm pleased that the Government of Canada is investing in improvements to wastewater infrastructure for the residents of Lampman. Upgrading these 55-year-old facilities will not only help safeguard public health, but will also preserve the local environment and lay important groundwork for future community development."
The Honourable Ralph Goodale,
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to be contributing more than $1.6 million toward this very important project for the Town of Lampman. This will improve the quality of life for Lampman residents and keeps our province strong through investments in core infrastructure by supporting and building our communities."
The Honourable Larry Doke
Minister of Government Relations
"When federal, provincial, and municipal governments work together to improve local infrastructure, much needed projects like ours can more easily become a reality. The Town of Lampman looks forward to its new wastewater lagoon moving forward, and thanks the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan for their funding contributions."
His Worship Sean Paxman,
Mayor of the Town of Lampman
- 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.
- $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375
Federal infrastructure investments in Saskatchewan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/sk-eng.html
Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP): http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dan Palmer, Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations, 306-787-7151, email@example.com; Town of Lampman, 306-487-2462; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, firstname.lastname@example.org