Released June 21, 2019
WEYBURN – Today, Weyburn celebrated the recent completion of its new water reservoir and highlighted other water and wastewater initiatives funded by the City, federal and provincial governments.
“The Government of Canada is proud to have been a partner on these important projects to improve water services for Weyburn residents,” said the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “Modern efficient water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to the well-being of Canadian families and creating strong sustainable communities.”
“Congratulations to Weyburn for reaching this milestone by completing this new water reservoir and moving forward on other related initiatives. The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to play a role by contributing $6.6 million toward improving the City’s water and wastewater infrastructure,” said the Honourable Dustin Duncan, Minister of Environment and Weyburn-Big Muddy MLA on behalf of the Honourable Warren Kaeding, Minister of Government Relations.
“We are thrilled to have the financial support and partnership of the federal and provincial governments for these major infrastructure projects within our community. The upgrades to our water treatment plant and other facilities will help our City meet its long-term goals of providing sustainable, reliable and safe water to our residents,” said His Worship Marcel Roy, Mayor of the City of Weyburn.
Through the New Building Canada Fund, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan each contributed $5.3 million for a total of $10.6 million with the City funding the remaining $5.3 million toward the following project that includes:
- Building a new 13-million-litre water reservoir and associated works, which were completed in 2019 after construction began in 2017. The facility now provides the City with up to 20 million litres of water storage capacity to better meet the needs of the community.
- Upgrading the First Avenue Reservoir and replacing the Mergen Street water main later this year
Under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, the federal government contributed $2.7 million and the provincial government contributed $1.3 million with the City funding the remaining $1.3 million toward the following project that includes:
- Upgrading about 3,900 water meters and replacing 50 water and sewer service lines made of lead. Construction began in 2017 and was completed in 2018.
- Upgrading Water Treatment Plant 200, which was recently completed.
- Work on the Government Road water main replacement, which began in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2019.
The City of Weyburn is responsible for any additional costs for these projects, which will provide better quality infrastructure and services for its residents, while meeting growth requirements for future needs of the community.
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