Federal and Provincial Grant Funding!

For Release Immediate

January 12, 2017

The TOWN OF ESTERHAZY IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE

Federal and Provincial Grant Funding  in the amount of $1.2 millon!

Esterhazy— January 12, 2017Yesterday, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Donna Harpauer, Minister of Government Relations and Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, announced more than $38.6 million for 28 new projects across Saskatchewan through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding – more than $19.3 million – while the province is investing more than $8.9 million. Local municipalities are contributing the balance of more than $10.3 million.,

The TOWN OF ESTERHAZY IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE that it will receive grant funding from the Federal Government in the amount of $840,000 and funding from the Provincial Government in the amount of $420,000 for improvements to the Sewer Force Main and Lagoon Planning Study. (SPS #3) This force main is located in the northeast end of Town near the Esterhazy High School.  In recent years with the amount of rain received the Town had considerable issues with the sanitary sewer system in that area and the ability of the existing system to handle the inflow.  The overall project cost will be approximately $1.7 million however, with the Federal/Provincial funding the majority of that cost will be covered with substantial savings to residents and a new system that will enable continued growth within the Town and alleviation of concerns the Town has had with inflow in that area.

Projects of this magnitude are handled through the Town’s engineers and will be tendered through Sask Tenders has been the practice previously.  Contractors will be recommended for Council’s approval and the project will proceed once that process is complete.

Mayor Spence commented that on behalf of Council he is very pleased to receive the support of the Federal and Provincial Governments respectively  “This is a huge benefit to all the residents of Esterhazy”, he is quoted as saying.

The Town applied for grant funding in 2014 when the program was first announced he advises that although we have had positive responses from both governments, it was not until recently the Town was advised this grant may be forthcoming.”

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