Water upgrades for Whitbourne
The Town of Whitbourne has received funding to begin Phase I of a water line upgrading project on Main Street.
The funding was part of an allocation of $2 million announced by the provincial government recently under its 2011 municipal capital works program for water and wastewater upgrades in the district of Placentia-St. Mary’s.
The work will replace old and problematic water lines, said Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O’Brien.
A two-phase project will also commence in St. Bride’s to upgrade infrastructure of two water supply sources for the community, with the goal of improving water quality. In the area of Southeast Placentia, a new booster system will be installed for the water system.
“ Water and wastewater projects are a priority not only for residents of this province, but also for our government,” said O’Brien.
“ These three projects will certainly improve services by providing enhanced infrastructure to increase water quality and pressure and prevent leaks.”
The MHA for Placentia-St. Mary’s, Felix Collins, said Whitbourne has faced issues with aging water lines, and this investment will help eliminate the need for constant repairs.