NEW CAPITAL PROJECTS IN BORDERLAND
PROVINCE ANNOUNCES NEW MANITOBA WATER SERVICES BOARD CAPITAL PROJECTS
MLA Guenter welcomes funding for local projects
Borderland — Josh Guenter, MLA for Borderland, is welcoming an announcement from Central Services Minister Reg Helwer that our Progressive Conservative Government is investing more than $50 million in 42 new water and waste infrastructure projects as part of the #RestartMB program.
“As we see populations growing in rural Manitoba towns, cities and municipalities, our infrastructure has to grow with them,” said Guenter. “Our Progressive Conservative government is proud to make these important investments in local infrastructure projects that ensure Manitobans have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services.”
Projects were prioritized based on those that could be accomplished in a limited time-frame, public health concerns, environmental issues, and regional servicing. Funding these projects will provide safe drinking water, environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment and promote economic opportunities in rural Manitoba.
“We want to help municipalities with immediate projects that improve quality of life,” said Minister Helwer. “These projects will not only help increase clean drinking water and advance our clean sewer projects to help keep our rivers and lakes safe, but will help boost our provincial economy too.”
The following projects in the constituency of Borderland will receive funding:
- RM of Montcalm – Letellier- Wastewater Lagoon Upgrades
- RM of Rhineland – Plum Coulee Lift Station Upgrades
The #RestartMB Program is the Manitoba government’s roadmap to recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It outlines more than $2 billion in investments in public health preparedness, jobs and economic stimulus to protect Manitobans and their livelihoods.