New wastewater lagoon opens in Langham, Saskatchewan
System will increase the reliability and capacity of the town's wastewater system and allow it to accommodate an increase in population and new economic development.
LANGHAM, SASKATCHEWAN, DECEMBER 15, 2016 -- The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan have announced support for a wastewater project in the Town of Langham. The Town, with its close proximity to Saskatoon, is experiencing increasing demand for growth - both residential and commercial. This new wastewater lagoon will increase the reliability and capacity of the Town's wastewater system and allow it to accommodate an increase in population and new economic development. This project will also address local environmental concerns by protecting the surrounding soil and groundwater at the new lagoon site from wastewater contaminants.
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are each contributing up to $1,948,100 for this project through the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component-National Regional Projects. The Town of Langham will be responsible for all remaining costs. The total project cost is $6,079,090.
"The Government of Canada is committed to investing in modern infrastructure that meets the needs of our communities, supports the middle class, and ensures that Canada will remain the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family. This important investment in Langham will protect the local environment, provide reliable wastewater services for the community's residents, and support population growth and business development in the area," said Ralph Goodale, minister of public safety and emergency preparedness.
By ensuring that water and wastewater systems are modern, efficient and meet the capacity needs of our communities, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are safeguarding the well-being of residents, protecting the province's waterways and preserving its ecosystems. At the same time, these investments will support economic opportunities for the middle class and those trying to join it.