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$24 million water treatment facility for Inverness

By Caitlin Snow Mar 17, 2023 | 12:36 PM

Paul Hudson / CC

Better drinking water is on the way for Inverness.

A new project that will cost over $24 million will replace the wastewater treatment facility.

The project will replace the community’s outdated wastewater treatment facility to provide more efficient treatment and release cleaner water into local waterways. It will also upgrade the water distribution network and wastewater sanitary systems on Central Avenue and Veteran’s Memorial Court.

“This will be one of the largest infrastructure projects for a community in Nova Scotia,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Allan MacMaster, MLA for Inverness. “People in Inverness will get better drinking water that is easier on home appliances. It will also mean a future without pipes bursting underneath these streets. First impressions matter, and this will help Inverness to look even more like the world-class tourism destination that it is.”

The province is investing $8 million and the federal government over $9 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, while the County of Inverness has committed to $6.5 million.

“Today’s announcement about replacing the aging wastewater treatment facility in Inverness is great news for the community. This project will reduce water pollution in the area and support the residential and commercial growth that’s happening in the community. The Government of Canada is always happy to collaborate with other levels of government to help communities.”
– Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“The Municipality of Inverness County thanks the provincial and federal governments for this funding announcement. We are making history as this is the largest infrastructure upgrade initiative the municipality has ever taken on. It will have a positive impact on quality of life in this community, and is a building block for the future growth of the county. It’s a day of celebration for the community of Inverness and for the county as a whole. With today’s announcement and several other major projects underway, this is an exciting time to be in Inverness County!”
– Bonny MacIsaac, Warden, Municipality of Inverness County


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