Water and Wastewater funding announced for province
Just over $12 million in water and wastewater funding was announced on June 7 for Labrador. The announcement was made in Bay Roberts by Judy Foote, federal minister of public services and procurement and Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Over $150 million in cost-shared funding was announced for the as the result of an agreement to implement the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund in the province. The Federal Government is contributing a total of $75 million; the Provincial Government is contributing $44 million, and the recipient municipalities will provide the remainder.
"These investments will help towns provide water and waste water treatment to residents," said Labrador Member of Parliament Yvonne Jones. “Many communities across Labrador applied under this first phase of funding and these 15 projects will provide investment in all 4 regions of Labrador. I am very happy to see both the federal and provincial governments stepping up to support the needs of the Labrador Region.”
Eleven communities in total in Labrador are availing of the funding. Labrador City is getting $4,693,639 for upgrades to its storm sewer and water system and to replace the Harrie Lake Water Treatment Plant. Happy Valley-Goose Bay is getting $1,654,242 for upgrades to the sewer and water systems, and four Inuit communities are getting just over $2 million for upgrades to their systems.
“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing $44 million as a part of our commitment to delivering safe, reliable drinking water to residents and properly managing wastewater and storm water systems,” said Premier Ball. “This is a part of today’s important joint announcement that further demonstrates what can be achieved when federal, provincial and municipal governments work together to improve the lives of our people and their communities.”
For a complete list of the funding breakdown see below:
Labrador City : $4,693,639
Mary’s Harbour: $612,116
Lodge Bay: $110,068
Port Hope Simpson: $783,322
St. Lewis: $167,213
Happy Valley – Goose Bay: $1,654,242