Construction to begin on sewage treatment plant in Gander, Newfoundland

Feb. 15, 2017
New wastewater treatment plant to improve services for residents and contribute to a cleaner environment. 

GANDER, NEWFOUNDLAND, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 -- Over $22 million in joint funding has been announced by the government of Canada for a new sewage treatment plant in the Town of Gander.

The project will greatly increase the performance and capacity of Gander's wastewater treatment system. The new wastewater treatment plant and over 2.5 km of new piping to transport wastewater from the Magee sewage treatment plant will ensure that the municipality can meet federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations.

"The Provincial Government's role in this project reflects our commitment in The Way Forward to support the success of municipalities, and respond to infrastructure needs throughout the province. This is one of many ways our government is restoring fiscal balance and providing better services for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians," saidDwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $11.68 million to this project, representing one-third of the total eligible project cost. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador will contribute $10.37 million. The Town of Gander will be responsible for covering the remaining total eligible costs of the project.

The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities.