𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐚𝐳𝐲’𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 $𝟐𝟗.𝟗 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭
𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬., 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟒, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 | 𝐈𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐚𝐳𝐲
Today, the Town of Esterhazy officially celebrated the recent start of construction on their more than $29.9 million regional water system project funded in part by the federal and provincial governments.
Construction began in late May at the north end of Town, which will have the new address of 901 Sumner Street. Work will involve building a water treatment facility, piping and associated works. The entire project is expected to be fully operational by spring of 2025.
Once completed, the project will provide improved potable water to Town residents and businesses. The Town’s utility will also be able to supply water to nearby communities and industry, if those organizations choose that option. This potentially includes the: villages of Dubuc, Stockholm and Yarbo, surrounding rural landowners, along with Mosaic Potash.
Under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the Government of Canada will be contributing up to $ $11,970,000 toward the project and the Government of Saskatchewan will be contributing up to $9,974,003. The Town of Esterhazy is responsible for funding the remainder of the project.
“Our Government is proud to celebrate the start of construction on Esterhazy’s new water treatment facility. Investments in modern water infrastructure are essential to keeping our communities healthy. Thanks to collaboration among all our partners, the residents of Esterhazy and the surrounding area will have reliable access to clean drinking water for years to come,” said the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to invest more than $9.9 million toward this important Esterhazy infrastructure project, which will be able to provide higher-quality water to Esterhazy residents, businesses and the region. Once completed, this project will better position Esterhazy for growth in this new decade – and beyond,” said Mr. Warren Kaeding, Melville-Saltcoats MLA, on behalf of the Honourable Don McMorris, Minister of Government Relations.
"We are so proud of the work already put into our new Esterhazy Regional Water System by our Town council, engineers and staff. Providing an affordable, high-quality drinking water for the residents of Esterhazy is an essential service of the Town. We are excited to be partnering with the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan in bringing such a service to our community. We are also excited to be in a position, at the completion of the project, to supply water to our neighboring communities and industries. A high quality of water supplied will help us attract new residents and produce economic development to benefit of the Town and surrounding region. This is truly a great project for Esterhazy and area!” said His Worship Grant Forster, Mayor of the Town of Esterhazy.
“For more information on federal infrastructure funding, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca”.