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Backgrounder: New infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan

Total investment of more than $38.6 million

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have approved a new list of projects under the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund to address key infrastructure priorities with a focus on repairing and upgrading existing facilities and assets for middle class Canadians and their families.

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

The Government of Canada is providing the Government of Saskatchewan with $89,342,112 under the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs. The Government of Saskatchewan and municipalities will fund the balance.

As part of the bilateral agreement between Canada and Saskatchewan, the following projects have now been approved for federal funding amounting to more than $17.9  million, while the province is investing more than $8.95  million and municipalities are contributing the balance of over $8.95 million.

These projects are in addition to the 10 projects announced for Saskatchewan on September 16, 2016.

LocationProject nameFederal fundingProvincial fundingAnticipated start date

Town of Aberdeen

New Sewage Lagoon and Lift Station Upgrade

$1,500,000

$750,000

2017-05-31

Village of Alida

Water Treatment Upgrade

$160,125

$80,062

2016-05-01

Village of Annaheim

Pumphouse Upgrade

$114,000

$57,000

2017-03-01

Village of Avonlea

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

$225,000

$112,500

2017-05-01

Village of Buena Vista

Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

$428,250

$214,125

2017-10-15

Town of Carlyle

Lagoon Aeration Upgrade

$447,500

$223,750

2017-04-15

Town of Central Butte

Water Well Upgrade

$52,500

$26,250

2017-04-01

Town of Craik

Water Treatment Plant & Well Upgrades

$950,659

$475,329

2017-04-01

Village of Debden

New Lagoon and Lift Station

$1,873,223

$936,612

2017-03-01

Town of Eatonia

Raw Water Main Replacement

$285,950

$142,975

2017-06-01

Town of Esterhazy

Sewer Force Main Upgrades and Lagoon Planning Study

$840,000

$420,000

2017-01-01

Village of Halbrite

Waste Water Lagoon Upgrade

$495,000

$247,500

2017-05-31

Town of Ituna

Lagoon Upgrades

$65,000

$32,500

2017-01-01

Town of Kelvington

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

$575,000

$287,500

2017-08-01

Town of Kipling

Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

$2,230,000

$1,115,000

2017-01-01

Town of Leader

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

$405,000

$202,500

2016-12-15

Village of Lipton

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

$693,750

$346,875

2017-03-01

Village of Mervin

New Lagoon

$650,000

$325,000

2017-04-01

Village of North Portal

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

$213,000

$106,500

2016-04-01

Town of Oxbow

Sewer System Upgrades

$156,000

$78,000

2016-09-01

Town of Rosthern

New Sewer Force Main & Lift Station

$1,707,500

$853,750

2017-01-01

Village of Sedley

Force Main/Lagoon Storage Cell Upgrades

$257,500

$128,750

2017-05-01

Village of Stockholm

Sewage Lagoon Upgrade

$582,750

$291,375

2017-01-01

Town of Strasbourg

New Lagoon Evaporation Cell

$1,724,406

$862,203

2017-05-01

Village of Tantallon

Water Treatment Plant & Reservoir upgrade

$192,500

$96,250

2016-10-01

Town of Watson

Sewage Pumping Station and Force Main Upgrade

$1,094,500

$547,250

2017-03-01

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund

The Government of Canada is providing the Government of Saskatchewan with $29,000,000 under the new Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs. Saskatchewan municipalities will fund the remaining 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

The following projects have now been approved for federal funding amounting to more than $1.4 million. The municipalities are contributing the balance of over $1.4  million.

These projects are in addition to the 12 projects announced for Saskatchewan on September 16, 2016.

LocationProject nameFederal fundingAnticipated start date

City of Moose Jaw

Replace Conventional Transit Buses

$792,544

2016-10-03

City of Prince Albert

Fleet Upgrade

$614,386

2016-10-11


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