Mahone Bay, NS — Nova Scotia is investing $3.9 million in four communities’ water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades.
Mahone Bay, Yarmouth, Digby, and Clare will receive funding through the Green Infrastructure and Rural and Northern Infrastructure streams of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
“By making these investments, we will improve the efficiency of the water and wastewater systems, ensuring residents and businesses have the services they expect and depend on every day and laying the foundation for continued growth for years to come,” said John Lohr, municipal affairs and housing minister.
Mahone Bay will receive more than $1.8 million to increase water flow for fire response, support new development and increase the capacity to treat and manage wastewater and stormwater for the more than 70 commercial, residential, and institutional properties.
The project in Yarmouth will see an investment of $800,000 made to increase the capacity to treat and manage wastewater and stormwater while increasing access to potable water.
Digby will receive $780,000 to help bring a section of Mount Street up to current wastewater standards and make it possible to service residential buildings that will be built on the vacant land.
Lastly, the municipality of Clare will see an investment of $520,000 made to expand wastewater infrastructure for a proposed housing development on Sunset Road in Meteghan River.
The total federal contribution to these four projects is $4,752,800.