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New Wastewater Lagoon in Langham Will Help Protect the Environment and Support Economic Development

Released on December 12, 2016

By ensuring that water and wastewater systems are modern, efficient and meet the capacity needs of our communities, the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are safeguarding the wellbeing of residents, protecting the province’s waterways, and preserving its ecosystems.

At the same time, these investments will support economic opportunities for the middle class and those trying to join it.  The Government of Canada and the province of Saskatchewan today announce support for a wastewater project in the Town of Langham.

“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in modern infrastructure that meets the needs of our communities, supports the middle class, and ensures that Canada will remain the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family,” said Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.  “This important investment in Langham will protect the local environment, provide reliable wastewater services for the community’s residents, and support population growth and business development in the area.”

“By partnering with the federal government and the Town of Langham, our government is making life better for our citizens by improving the reliability and performance of Langham's wastewater treatment system,” Biggar-Sask Valley MLA Randy Weekes said on behalf of Government Relations Minister Donna Harpauer.  “Our investment of more than $1.9 million highlights our government's commitment to address provincial infrastructure needs and to keep Saskatchewan strong.”

“The Town of Langham is very thankful for the funding announcement that is being made today for our wastewater treatment lagoon,” Langham Mayor John Hildebrand said.  “This investment in infrastructure is integral to the future growth of the town.  Funding from the federal and provincial governments is vital for having this project proceed.”

The town, with its close proximity to Saskatoon, is experiencing increasing demand for growth – both residential and commercial.  This new wastewater lagoon will increase the reliability and capacity of the town’s wastewater system and allow it to accommodate an increased population and new economic development.  This project will also address local environmental concerns by protecting the surrounding soil and groundwater at the new lagoon site from wastewater contaminants.

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $1,948,100 for this project through the 2014 New Building Canada Fund Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National Regional Projects.  The Town of Langham will be responsible for all remaining costs.  The total project cost is $6,079,090.

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For more information, contact:

Brook Simpson
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Government of Canada
Ottawa
Phone: 613-219-0149
Email: brook.simpson@canada.ca

Kathy Ward
Government Relations
Regina
Phone: 306-787-2687
Email: kathy.ward@gov.sk.ca 

Jamie Paik
Town of Langham
Langham
Phone: 306-283-4842
Email: admin@langham.ca

Infrastructure Canada 
Government of Canada
Ottawa
Phone: 1-877-250-7154
Email: infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca

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