Feds, province contribute more than $39 million for southeastern Manitoba regional mechanical wastewater treatment facility

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Federal and provincial governments will provide more than $39 million in funding for the construction of a regional mechanical wastewater treatment facility and collection network to service four communities in southeastern Manitoba.

The Red-Seine-Rat (RSR) wastewater treatment facility and conveyance system will provide the municipalities of Niverville, Taché, Hanover and Ritchot with a new regional wastewater treatment facility to help serve the current and future needs of a growing population. The work will include the installation of a wastewater conveyance system with approximately 90 kilometres of effluent pipeline as well as new lift stations and pump stations, offficials said in an Aug. 16 statement.

Once completed, the RSR project will result in increased capacity to treat and manage wastewater and stormwater, improve the environmental stewardship of the region and encourage continued economic growth. Further, the greenhouse-gas reductions achieved by moving these regional partners away from traditional wastewater lagoons to this new mechanical wastewater treatment facility will support both Manitoba and Canada’s emission reduction goals, the news release says.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $21.6 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Manitoba government is investing over $18 million and the contribution from the proponent is more than $70.2 million toward the $110 million in eligible project costs.

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