The province of Saskatchewan has gained more than $35.9 million in government funding for 24 new infrastructure projects, designed to support water management and avoid droughts and flooding.
The wastewater treatment system in Melville will be expanded following an investment of more than $4.3 million from the Government of Canada and over $3.6 million from the Government of Saskatchewan, through the Green Infrastructure Stream. Once complete, this project will provide increased capacity to treat and manage wastewater.
In Moosomin, the water treatment plant will benefit from more than $5.4 million in federal funding and over $4.5 million in provincial funding, resulting in increased access to potable water for the community.
The Rouleau Flats flood protection project in Avonlea will reduce landscape flooding and the associated soil erosion, as well as help prevent crop loss due to flooding. This project will help rehabilitate ditches and increase culvert capacity, which are important measures in adapting to climate change. The project is eligible for more than $2.3 million in federal funding and over $1.9 million in provincial funding.
Additionally, the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan will each invest more than $2.3 million to help improve the airport at Sandy Bay. This airport is primarily used to transport workers to mine sites, as well as general charter and Medevac services. The project will extend the life of the aerodrome by 20 to 30 years.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $18.9 million towards these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream, the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream, the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, and the Canada Community Building Fund. The Government of Saskatchewan is investing more than $16.9 million. Funding recipients are contributing more than $12.6 million to these projects.