ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investing in 11 projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date, efficient and meet the increasing capacity needs of the community.
A Government of Canada release indicates the federal and provincial governments are providing a total of $2.7 million for eight projects through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), which supports improvements to water and wastewater treatment, distribution and collection infrastructure.
Among the work being funded are upgrades to the dam drainage system in the Town of Bay L'Argent, a new watermain line in Trinity Bay North and chlorination upgrades in the Local Service District of Port Albert.
Together with the 134 projects previously approved under the CWWF with the signing of the bilateral funding agreement in July, 142 projects across the province will receive funding thanks to the new program.
An additional $11.2 million in federal-provincial funding was also announced Dec. 19 for three water and wastewater infrastructure projects in St. John's under the National-Regional Projects component of the New Building Canada Fund. Work involves installing new sewermain lining to rehabilitate the Goulds wastewater collection system, and new watermain lining to extend the life of the water distribution system in the areas of Empire Avenue, Cairo Street, Merrymeeting Road and Freshwater Road, the release states. A new large-diameter stormsewer will also be installed on Kenmount Road between Columbus Drive and Peet Street.