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Canada inaugurates new wastewater treatment facility to protect the environment

  • Canada inaugurates new wastewater treatment facility to protect the environment

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Investing in local wastewater systems is crucial to ensuring Canadians and their families have access to modern reliable services that meet their needs, protecting provincial waterways and preserving local ecosystems.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Ric McIver, Alberta Minister of Transportation, Ms. Colleen Young, Lloydminster Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, on behalf of the Honourable Warren Kaeding, Saskatchewan Minister of Government Relations, and His Worship Gerald Aalbers, Mayor of Lloydminster, announced funding for a new mechanical wastewater treatment facility in the Border City.

Work involves building a new facility near the City’s existing lagoons to establish a new wastewater treatment system. The three cells that make up the City’s existing plant will be integrated into the new system to serve as storage for storm water during periods of heavy rainfall and for sludge requiring long-term digestion. By integrating existing infrastructure, the City will be able to increase the capacity of its wastewater treatment system in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Once complete, Lloydminster will be able to meet the needs of its growing population, and help safeguard regional waterways like West Neale Lake and ensure its treated water meets federal and provincial standards well into the future.

Quick facts

  • Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

  • $26.9 billion of this funding is supporting green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

  • The City of Lloydminster’s new mechanical wastewater treatment facility project has a total estimated cost of $81,500,000.

  • The Government of Canada is contributing up to $24,178,915 to this project through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the New Building Canada Fund. 

  • The Government of Alberta is providing up to $12.7 million. 

  • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing up to $12.1 million.

  • The City of Lloydminster is providing $32,521,085 and is responsible for any additional costs.


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