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Water Reservoir Expansion Project to benefit from New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

October 31, 2014 – East St. Paul, Manitoba – Infrastructure Canada

Today, the governments of Canada and Manitoba announced that the Water Reservoir Expansion Project in the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul will benefit from the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

The Small Communities Fund is part of the $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. It will provide $1 billion for projects in municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents to build projects that deliver on local needs.

With this funding, the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul will expand its water reservoir and be able to treat a new raw water source. When completed, this project will help this small Manitoba community increase its water system reliability and nearly double its capacity to better meet the needs of residents today and well into the future.

The project announced today is among a number of projects announced recently in the province that will benefit from funding from the governments of Canada and Manitoba under the Small Communities Fund. With the five projects that were announced in the Interlake Region of Manitoba on October 16, the governments of Canada and Manitoba have jointly invested over $5 million into 6 projects under this fund to date.

Quick facts

  • The East St. Paul project announced today will be cost-shared by the three governments on a one-third basis.
  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $500,000 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Manitoba will contribute $500,000 to this project.
  • The Rural Municipality of East St. Paul will also contribute $500,000.
  • The total eligible cost for this project is $1.5 million.


"With today's funding announcement for this priority drinking water infrastructure project in the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul, our Government is continuing to fulfill its commitment to help renew and revitalize public infrastructure in Manitoba. By supporting this project, our Government is contributing to the health and well-being of residents in the region. Through this and other projects, the New Building Canada Fund is supporting job creation, economic growth, as well as stronger, safer and more prosperous communities across Canada."

- Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan—St. Paul

"On behalf of the residents and business community of East St. Paul, I would like to express our appreciation for the support of both the Federal and Provincial governments. This funding will support our reservoir expansion project which will provide our community with both stability and the opportunity for growth."

- Shelley Hart, Mayor of the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul

"The Association of Manitoba Municipalities is pleased to see funding directed at this significant project that will increase the capacity and reliability of East St. Paul's water. It is a sound investment in this community's infrastructure, one that will encourage future growth and development."

- Doug Dobrowolski, President of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities

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