Released on June 13, 2016
Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the, Carrot River Valley MLA Fred Bradshaw, on behalf of Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter and Mayor of Nipawin David Trann, today announced funding for a new water treatment plant in Nipawin.
“The Government of Canada’s important investments in water and wastewater infrastructure are essential to keeping our environment clean and our communities healthy and livable,” said Sohi. “Nothing is more important to the health and prosperity of Canadian communities than having access to clean, drinkable water. This new water treatment plant will increase efficiency, meet provincial and federal guidelines for water quality, and provide reliable water service to Nipawin’s residents now and in the future.”
“Our government is proud to invest $6.8 million toward the Town of Nipawin’s new water treatment plant,” Bradshaw said. “We know this is an important investment for the Town and the region as they continue to experience tremendous growth. Our government will continue to invest in infrastructure to keep Saskatchewan Strong.”
“We are very appreciative to the Federal and Provincial governments by partnering with us to invest into the Nipawin Water Treatment Plant Project,” Trann said. “We will have a more efficient, safe and modern sustainable water system with cost saving passed onto our residents and businesses with the capacity to expand in the future to support population and economic growth in Nipawin and to potentially provide service to our rural region.”
The new plant will improve the taste of the Town’s water while reducing the level of minerals, eliminating the need for residents and local businesses to have private water softening systems. This project also includes the installation of new distribution pumps and emergency power generation equipment to ensure a reliable supply of water during power outages. Not only will the new water treatment facility provide clean and safe drinking water for the Nipawin residents of today, it will have the capacity to meet the projected population growth for this community well into the future.
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $6,800,000 toward this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP), with the Town of Nipawin covering the remainder of the estimated $20,800,000 total project cost.
For more information, contact:
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Town of Nipawin