Government Announces Funding to Improve Water and Wastewater Services in St. John’s
The Provincial Government was joined by representatives from the Federal Government and the City of St. John’s to announce infrastructure investments of more than $17 million in joint funding to improve water and wastewater systems and provide flood mitigation in St. John’s.
The funding will be used for improvements to the Windsor Lake Water Treatment Plant; the extensive rehabilitation and replacement of sewer, storm and water mains in downtown St. John’s; and the construction of a retaining wall and berm along the Rennies River.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing approximately $7.7 million through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National Regional Projects of the federal New Building Canada Fund. The Federal Government is contributing up to $5.6 million, while the City of St. John’s will make up the remainder of the funding at close to $8.5 million.
These upgrades will assist in reducing future maintenance costs and will provide more reliable delivery of clean drinking water to residents and businesses. The improvements will also reduce potential water main leaks and limit overflow into the harbour in St. John’s.