MLA Report (30 June 2009)
Important Infrastucture Projects Announced
Water System Coming to Hepburn
I was very pleased to recently announce that the provincial and federal governments are providing $6.6 million to improve access to drinking water for the residents of Hepburn, and another $1.85 million for improvements to wastewater systems in Dalmeny and Hague. These projects will provide these communities with improved infrastructure they need to meet demands for additional residential growth.
The $8.4 million in provincial and federal funding is provided through the Building Canada Fund. The funding is directed to the following projects:
- $6.6 million for a water works project in Hepburn;
- $850,000 for a lagoon expansion in Hague; and
- $1 million for a sewage lift station/storm sewer project in Dalmeny.
Water, specifically drinking water is a vital part of any community’s health. It is equally important for a community’s growth. The money we are providing today for the communities of Hague, Dalmeny and Hepburn will help ensure that these communities have safe and reliable drinking and waste water systems. Hepburn, which has struggled for years to provide safe water to its residents, will finally be able to do so, thanks to this funding.
Many important and worthwhile projects were submitted for application under the Building Canada Fund. In fact, there were 459 potential projects, worth an estimated $515 million that were submitted for consideration. A total of 85 projects received a total of $86 million in funding from the two governments across Saskatchewan.
Most projects that were approved dealt with water and waste water systems. Healthy and clean drinking water supplies for communities that did not previously have that access was a top priority, along with safe and non-polluting disposal of waste water and sewage.
These projects will assist in improving the quality of life for residents of the Martensville constituency and are an important part of our government’s continued investment in infrastructure throughout our province.
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