Millions invested in Portage water infrastructure
Portage MLA and Minister of Education and Training Ian Wishart. (File photo)
A significant amount of money has been allotted to Portage la Prairie to improve both water and wastewater infrastructure.
Portage MLA Ian Wishart announced Tuesday afternoon that the City of Portage is due to receive nearly $23M in provincial funding via the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund for a supplemental water supply system project along with nearly $6M pitched in from the feds.
“Our Progressive Conservative government is proud to make these important investments in local infrastructure that ensures Manitobans have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services,” said Wishart. “We will continue our partnership with other levels of government to maintain and upgrade this important infrastructure that our communities depend on.”
The investment into improved water and wastewater systems is an initiative by the government to improve the reliability of drinking water, wastewater and storm water systems. Examples of such projects that the fund covers are the rehabilitation of water treatment and distribution systems, rehabilitation of wastewater and storm water collection, separation of existing combined sewers and combined sewer overflow control, optimization and improved asset management, including studies and pilot projects related to innovative and transformative technologies, design and planning for upgrades to wastewater treatment infrastructure to meet applicable regulatory requirements and the construction of naturalized systems for management and treatment of wastewater and storm water.