Today, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services; the Honourable Wayne Ewasko, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lac du Bonnet; and His Worship Ray Schirle, Mayor of Beausejour, announced more than $42 million in funding for four water projects that will improve system efficiency and protect local communities and their environments in Manitoba.
Among these projects, joint federal and provincial funding will help build a new water treatment plant and reservoir in Beausejour. The project includes the construction of two new raw water supply wells, a pump house, and approximately three kilometres of raw water supply lines. For this project, the Government of Canada is contributing over $4.9 million, the Government of Manitoba is contributing over $4.1 million, and the municipality is contributing over $3.3 million towards eligible project costs.
In St. Adolphe, funding will support the reconstruction of the existing pump stations and gravity outfalls to meet current design codes and standards. Additionally, this project includes riverbank stability improvements as needed to ensure long-term performance of the pump stations and adjacent flood protection dike. The Governments of Canada and Manitoba are each contributing over $3.6 million to this project.
In Oakview, the Rapid City water distribution system will see significant upgrades consisting of the replacement of approximately 9,175 meters of water pipes throughout the Town of Rapid City in the Rural Municipality of Oakview. This project will benefit from a federal investment of over $2.6 million, a provincial investment of over $2.1 million, and a municipal investment of over $1.7 million towards eligible project costs.
In addition, Regional Water Supply Project in the Town of Stonewall will also receive funding from all three governments. This project will provide a regional solution to increase access to a reliable, quality water supply. The three main partner communities, Stonewall, Warren and Woodlands, will have their reservoirs upgraded to improve water treatment in the region. The federal contribution to the project is more than $11.5 million, provincial contribution is more than $9.5 million, and the municipality’s contribution is more than $7.6 million.