The Town of Shaunavon to Benefit from Green Infrastructure Investment

Published on: Sep 12, 2019
The Town of Shaunavon to Benefit from Green Infrastructure Investment

Sept. 11, 2019, SHAUNAVON, SK – In Spring 2018, The Town of Shaunavon initiated a pilot project on Well #5 to add the process of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection to the water before it enters the distribution system. The primary objective for adding the UV is to achieve primary disinfection. After inspection by the Water Security Agency and evaluation by Council, the Town of Shaunavon declared that the pilot project met its objectives and would move forward to apply for funding under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

It was announced on September 6, 2019 that The Town of Shaunavon is one of 12 Saskatchewan communities to receive federal and provincial funding approval from Infrastructure Canada (INFC) for grant funding under the ICIP. The funding will be used to install a UV reactor system in four wells, as well as fund four new pump buildings, rehabilitate four wells and related works.

“The Town of Shaunavon is a community that is committed to the safety of our residents as well as those in the surrounding RMs,” says Mayor Grant Greenslade. “That is why we are investing in infrastructure related to our drinking water to increase access to potable water while ensuring health and safety.”

The project will cost $1,026,000. Funding from the federal government totals $410,400, with $341,966 coming from provincial contributions. The municipality will contribute $273,634.

“Investing in local water and wastewater systems is key to improving people’s quality of life,” said Government Relations Minister Lori Carr. “This important investment in Shaunavon will help protect waterways and support growth in the southwest of the province.”

Completion of construction is forecasted for September 30, 2020.