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Lockeport residents to benefit from cleaner, safer water with upgraded wastewater system


LOCKEPORT, NS, July 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Investing in local water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to ensuring Canadian families have access to modern reliable services that will improve their quality of life, protect the environment, and position communities for growth.

The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for South Shore?St. Margaret's, Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg; and George R. Harding, Mayor of Lockeport, today announced funding for a wastewater disinfection system project in Lockeport.

This project involves the installation of a new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system to improve the operation of the wastewater facility. The upgrade to the system will enable Lockeport to meet the new Federal Wastewater Systems regulations and will ensure a cleaner and safer environment for residents, visitors and aquatic life in the area.

The Government of Canada is investing $85,580 in this project through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing $71,310 to the project, with the town of Lockeport contributing the remainder of the cost of the project.

Quotes

"Modern water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to safeguarding the well-being of Canadian families and building the Canada we want for tomorrow. This important project in Lockeport will not only improve services for residents, but protect the environment, and keep the community healthy and livable."

The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for South Shore?St. Margaret's

"Reliable infrastructure is the foundation for building strong, sustainable and viable communities. Infrastructure systems are also critical for economic growth and job creation - both locally and provincially. We are pleased to fund this project that will help ensure the people of Lockeport have a more robust wastewater system, while also helping to ensure the environment is protected."

Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg, on behalf of Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister, Chuck Porter

"The Town of Lockeport is pleased to receive federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. This enables us to upgrade our wastewater system to meet the national effluent quality standards to reduce the total residual chlorine which will improve our ecosystem's health. The Town of Lockeport is very conscientious in ensuring that the town is meeting updated regulations and addressing community improvements that benefit our residents. On behalf of the Town of Lockeport, I wish to thank the federal and provincial governments for their continued support of our small town"

George R. Harding, Mayor of Lockeport

Quick facts

Associated links

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map

Federal infrastructure investments in Nova Scotia: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/ns-eng.html

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

Rural Opportunity, National Prosperity: An Economic Development Strategy for Rural Canada:
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/rural/strat-eng.html

Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html

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