February 13, 2017
Supporting Strong Communities
Premier Announces New Wastewater Treatment Plant in Gander
The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced over $22 million in joint funding for a new wastewater treatment plant in Gander. Premier Ball was joined at the announcement by Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
Today’s announcement ensures that water and wastewater systems are modern and efficient and that the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are safeguarding the well-being of residents, protecting the province’s waterways and preserving its ecosystems.
The project will greatly increase the performance and capacity of Gander’s wastewater treatment system. The new wastewater treatment plant and over 2.5 km of new piping to transport wastewater from the Magee sewage treatment plant will ensure that the municipality can meet federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations.
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $11.68 million to this project, representing one-third of the total eligible project cost. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will contribute $10.37 million while the Town of Gander will be responsible for covering the remaining total eligible costs of the project.
“The Provincial Government’s role in this project reflects our commitment in The Way Forward to support the success of municipalities, and respond to infrastructure needs throughout the province. This is one of many ways our government is restoring fiscal balance and providing better services for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, while also helping the environment.”
- The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in modern infrastructure that meets the needs of our communities, and ensures that Canada will remain the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family. This important investment in Gander will protect the local environment, provide reliable wastewater services for local residents, and support population growth and business development in the area.”
- Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays - Central - Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
”The Town of Gander thanks both the federal and provincial governments for their funding contributions towards Gander’s new wastewater treatment plant. We would also like to thank every person, including town staff, who worked hard to bring this announcement and project to fruition. The new wastewater treatment plant will serve to meet Gander’s current wastewater needs while allowing for the future growth and expansion of our community.”
- Cyril Abbott, Deputy Mayor of Gander
- Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html
- Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.
- New Building Canada Fund – National and Regional Projects: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html.
- New Building Canada Plan: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.
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Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Town of Gander
2017 02 13 2:20 p.m.