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3 Labrador Communities to Benefit from Green & Recreation Infrastructure Investments

The federal and provincial governments have announced more than $1.5 million in joint funding for four projects related to public health and the environment, and to improve recreation infrastructure in communities in Labrador.

Cartwright will receive upgrades to the regional sewer system that will provide 25 new residences with access to wastewater services, while the installation of 612 meters of new sewer mains will increase the town’s wastewater efficiency.

In Hopedale, there will be structural and mechanical upgrades to the lift station and retention tank, along with the replacement of 40 meters of the service line and increase its capacity to manage wastewater.

A second project will replace and rehabilitate 800 meters of transmission main, protective jacketing, and structural supports for the above ground water main, ensuring the watermain does not freeze in winter, and providing greater access to potable water to the Community.

Makkovik will see the installation of three play structures that will provide the community with a fully equipped playground, and quality recreation infrastructure.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $619,000, with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador providing over $758,000 toward these projects. The municipality and communities are contributing more than $365,000 toward their respective projects.

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