Project made possible through the Canada-Manitoba New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund
DAUPHIN, MB, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Investing in modern, safe and dependable water infrastructure is critical to connecting residents and building a strong future for RM Dauphin and surrounding municipalities.
Today, the Rural Municipality of Dauphin unveiled the completion of Phase I of the Rural Water Pipelines Expansion, a $3,130,000 million investment in water infrastructure that will secure safe water supply for residents and surrounding communities. Work in Phase 1 was made possible through funding under the Canada-Manitoba New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund and will enhance Dauphin's ability to provide reliable water supply in an environmentally sustainable manner to residents for years to come.
Phase I of the Rural Water Pipelines project expands the existing G3 Water Cooperative regional public water system into the RM of Dauphin, providing 99 new household service connections and two pressure reducing stations. Within the RM of Dauphin, groundwater supplies vary from adequate north of the Valley River to extremely poor in the south. In the south, water quantity supply is limited, of poor quality and generally high in iron, manganese and hardness. Prior to Phase I, there were no existing rural water pipelines in the RM of Dauphin, with the exception of the Eclipse and Lockville co-operatives that service a small portion of the RM.
Funding for Phase II of the rural water distribution system will be provided under the Clean Water Wastewater Fund (CWWF). The Government of Canada will provide $1,786,400, while both the Province of Manitoba and the RM of Dauphin will contribute $893,200, for total eligible costs of $3,572,800. It is estimated that Phase II will provide approximately 100 household service connections and three pressure reducing stations throughout the Rural Municipality of Dauphin.
"The Government of Canada recognizes that modern and safe water infrastructure is essential to maintaining the health of Canadians and a clean environment. With Phase 1 of the pipelines project completed, almost 100 households in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin will now have access to quality potable water. This important project in Manitoba, along with other investments that are being made across the country to support public infrastructure, are helping to build the Canada of the 21st Century and ensure a high quality of life for generations to come."
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The Province of Manitoba is continuing to focus on providing clean drinking water to all communities in Manitoba. It's these types of important projects that are demonstrating our commitment to supporting infrastructure, and economic growth in our rural areas. Manitoba looks forward to the work that will be done during the next phase and we are proud to be participating in this important project."
Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations
"On behalf of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Dauphin and its residents, I would like to say thank you to the Federal and Provincial Governments for providing the necessary funding that makes a project like this possible. It is most gratifying to see this rural water pipeline project finally come to a realization after many years of work. RM of Dauphin ratepayers were in need of a steady, reliable, source of potable water, and we are thankful to now be able to offer that service to them with the help of the G3 Water Cooperative. Projects like these do not come to fruition without the constant work and support from all the staff at the RM of Dauphin. Council had a vision of providing rural water, and with the support of all levels of government, and the dedicated hard work by our staff, we made it happen."
Dennis Forbes, Reeve, Rural Municipality of Dauphin
- The New Building Canada Fund: Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – Small Communities Fund provides support for projects in smaller communities with populations of 100,000 or less, that address local priorities while contributing to national or regional objectives, and support economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities.
- The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) was established in the federal 2016 budget to support provincial, territorial and municipal water and wastewater priorities. The intent of the program is to accelerate short term municipal investments, while supporting the rehabilitation of water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure, and the planning and design of future facilities and upgrades to existing systems. It will improve the safety and quality of water for Canadian families, while supporting a clean economy.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, [email protected]; Province of Manitoba, Caitlin MacGregor, Press Secretary and Communications Assistant, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Government of Manitoba, t: 204-945-1494, e: [email protected]; Rural Municipality of Dauphin, Laura Murray, CMMA, Chief Administrative Officer, Rural Municipality of Dauphin, t: 204-638-4531 ext 2224, e: [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, [email protected]