Municipal Affairs and Environment
July 30, 2018

Lewisporte Residents to Benefit from Improved Water Services

The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and of Canada today announced more than $2.1 million in joint funding to improve potable water service in the town of Lewisporte.

Derek Bennett, MHA for Lewisporte - Twillingate, on behalf of the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined in Lewisporte for the announcement by Scott Simms, MP for Coast of Bays–Central–Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and Betty Clarke, Mayor of Lewisporte.

The Provincial Government is investing over $1 million and the Federal Government will contribute up to $733,000 to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—National Regional Projects. The Town of Lewisporte will contribute the remainder of project costs.

Project work includes adding a secondary water storage tank and twinned water main to the current water distribution system. This work will lay the foundation for expanding reliable and efficient water distribution to unserviced residents and neighbourhoods, and will improve overall water services in the town.

The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and of Canada are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures residents and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs.

These initiatives deliver on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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”The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has prioritized projects that provide clean and safe water to communities across the province. By collaborating with our federal and municipal partners, we are pleased to be supporting the development of quality services and infrastructure for the residents, businesses and visitors for the Town of Lewisporte.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“This investment by our provincial and federal governments is welcome news for the residents of Lewisporte. Water and wastewater are essential services and these upgrades will improve water services for the Town of Lewisporte. As a resident of Lewisporte I welcome this investment and understand how crucial water services are to improving the quality of life for everyone who resides, works, or visits our community.”
Derek Bennett
MHA for Lewisporte - Twillingate

“The Government of Canada recognizes that investing in high-quality water and wastewater infrastructure is an essential part of building livable, healthy communities. Thanks to this support even more people and businesses in Lewisporte will have reliable drinking water service, improving the quality of life for local residents for decades to come.”
Scott Simms
Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays–Central–Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“The Town of Lewisporte would like to thank the federal and provincial governments for their commitment to ensuring our citizens have access to clean water. With this investment, our residents will benefit from infrastructure improvements that are essential to keeping our community healthy and also protecting our environment.”
Betty Clarke
Mayor of Lewisporte

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The Way Forward

Media contacts
Erin Shea
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-2575, 725-4321
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Kate Monfette
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-301-0894
kate.monfette@canada.ca

Kristina George
Government Members Office
709-729-5306
kristinageorge@gov.nl.ca

Brian Peckford
Town of Lewisporte
709-535-2737
brian@lewisportecanada.com

2018 07 30                              10:40 a.m.