Wa­ter and sewer fund­ing for area towns

The Compass - - SPORTS -

Three towns in the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion re­gion are re­ceiv­ing fund­ing for wa­ter and sewer projects from the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment.

Bay de Verde, Hant’s Har­bour and New Per­li­can will re­ceive some $881,000 in fund­ing.

In Bay de Verde, the town is re­ceiv­ing $75,000 for the pur­pose of con­duc­ing a study on the vi­a­bil­ity of a sep­tic sys­tem in the com­mu­nity.

Hant’s Har­bour will re­ceive $687,000 to im­prove the sewer and treat­ment sys­tem at Cus­tard Head, while New Per­li­can will be up­grad­ing the wa­ter stor­age tanks in the com­mu­nity with the $119,000 it is re­ceiv­ing.

“The pro­vi­sion of wa­ter and waste­water ser­vices is crit­i­cal to the growth and de­vel­op­ment of strong and vi­able com­mu­ni­ties,” said Steve Kent, min­is­ter of mu­nic­i­pal and in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal af­fairs.

The projects will be cost shared with the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment pro­vid­ing 90 per cent of the cost and the towns sup­ply­ing the re­main­ing 10 per cent.

“This is a great day for the peo­ple of the area and demon­strates the com­mit­ment of the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment to sup­port de­vel­op­ment in all re­gions,” said Trin­ity- Bay de Verde MHA Char­lene John­son.

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