Tusket Wastewater Services to Receive Additional Infrastructure Funding

first_imgSERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Tusket Wastewater Services toReceive Additional Infrastructure Funding Residents of Tusket, Yarmouth Co., will soon have bettermunicipal wastewater collection and treatment thanks to a$300,190 project funded through the Canada-Nova ScotiaInfrastructure Program. Improvements include the design and construction of phase two ofthe sewage collection and treatment system for the community. The new collection system will replace about five aging on-sitesewage disposal systems, many of which are malfunctioning and indanger of contaminating private wells. Phase one of this project,which was announced in November 2003, was also funded through theinfrastructure program. Joint funding for the new project was announced today, April 4,by the federal and provincial governments, in partnership withthe Municipality of the District of Argyle. “We are addressing some of the fundamental needs of ourcommunities,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Service Nova Scotiaand Municipal Relations. “Through the Canada-Nova ScotiaInfrastructure Program, we are investing in projects like theTusket Sewage Collection and Treatment Project, which will ensuresafe, reliable wastewater services for the residents of Tusket.” The program supports long-term economic growth, communityinfrastructure improvements and environmental enhancements. “Improved infrastructure for our communities is a priority forthe government of Canada,” said member of Parliament RobertThibault, on behalf of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency(ACOA) Minister Joseph McGuire. “I’m pleased to be able to take apart in an investment that will have a positive impact on thequality of life in this area for years to come.” The federal-provincial share of the project totals $200,126. TheMunicipality of the District of Argyle will fund the balance ofthis project. “These funds will enable us to complete this important wastewaterproject,” said Aldric d’Entremont, Warden of the Municipality ofthe District of Argyle. “This project will have some significantbenefits for the health of our community and will make a realimpact on the quality of life of our citizens.” To date, more than $202 million has been invested in 135 projectsthrough the program, and additional announcements are expected asprojects undergo environmental assessment and final approval. The six-year Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program isadministered by ACOA and Service Nova Scotia and MunicipalRelations. Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation is a member of themanagement committee. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities isrepresented on the program’s management committee.last_img