Municipal Affairs and Environment
September 28, 2017

Minister Joyce Announces Funding for Water System Upgrades for Wabana

Today, the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment was joined by Nick Whalen, MP for St. John’s East, for an announcement of municipal infrastructure funding for the Town of Wabana on Bell Island. The Provincial Government is contributing over $892,000 toward a municipal drinking water project.

With a total project value of $1.7 million, the funding will be used to replace the pumphouse and drill new wells at Yard #3 and will result in cleaner, safer drinking water. The federal share for the project is up to $525,000 and the Town of Wabana will contribute approximately $158,000.

This initiantive is one of 77 projects that have been allocated funding under the Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund. Provincial and federal governments recently announced approximately $29.3 million has been allocated under the fund for municipal infrastructure projects.

“Our government is prioritizing water and wastewater systems, as these are the types of projects that communities and residents have told us are important to them. We are pleased to be contributing over $892,000 to assist the Town of Wabana in upgrading their drinking water system, which will contribute to a safer and more sustainable communities for residents and visitors to Bell Island.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“Across Canada, and right here on Bell Island, our government is delivering on our unprecedented commitment to public infrastructure.  Partnering with all orders of government allows us to meet local needs quickly and efficiently. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these 77 infrastructure projects as a means to strengthen and grow our economy and improve the quality of life of Canadians for years to come.”
Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Learn More
Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador External Link Icon

Small Communities Fund External Link Icon

Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017 External Link Icon

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