Embree to receive major water infrastructure investment
Just under $1 million for water system upgrades
There was a hidden gem for residents of Embree in Premier Dwight Ball’s recent municipal infrastructure announcement in Botwood.
The Town of Embree will receive $927,960 to provide for upgrades to the town water system. The project will be cost shared, with $469,297 coming from federal coffers and another $280,474 from the province. The remaining $178,179 to cover the cost of the project will be funded by the town. The scope of work includes upgrades to the fresh water intake as well as pumping and electrical improvements to the water system.
The project was one of sev- eral announced by Ball in Botwood Sept. 1. The total price tag to fund projects across the province is $38.8 million. The province said the money is to support projects that create “significant improvements in municipal infrastructure” and provide benefits to residents and businesses.
The money is being allocated under the federal Small Communities Fund and provincial Municipal Capital Works pro- gram.
Approximately $29.3 million of the total costs will be footed by the federal government, while the province is on the hook for the remaining $17.4 million. Over 70 projects across Newfoundland and Labrador will receive funding under the federal Small Communities Fund for municipal infrastructure projects.
Premier Ball and Minister Eddie Joyce also announced $9.5 million has been allocated for 28 communities under the new provincial Municipal Capital Works program.
The Pilot has reached out to the Town of Embree for comment and will provide updates as information becomes available.
The water supply area and pumphouse for the Town of Embree.