Province Invests in Projects Worth 21 Million

first_img Shared total project cost: $ 3,106,200 ($1,035,400 provincial) The project provides for the design and installation of municipalwater and sewer systems for the Prince’s Lodge area. A one-kilometre extension of services will replace aging on-site sewagedisposal systems and individual wells for 56 households on LodgeDrive, Kent Avenue and Prince’s Walk. The installation of centralservices will enable residential growth in the area. Maplewood on the Lakes Subdivision Water Services, Phase 2Halifax Regional Municipality Shared total project cost: $615,000 ($205,000 provincial) The project will provide for the design and installation of Phase1A of a water distribution and sewage collection system forHerring Cove. The water distribution portion will provide for theinstallation of about 3.3 kilometres of water main to service 120households. It addresses the poor water quality and quantityconcerns with existing on-site wells, and will include meters andfire protection for all customers. Churchill Estates, asubdivision currently served by a well, will also be connected tothe Halifax Regional Water Commission system. The sewage collection system portion of the project will providefor about one kilometre of sewer to service 40 households, andwill replace aging, individual on-site sewage disposal systemsthat have malfunctioned due to poor soil conditions. Prince’s Lodge Water and Sewer ExtensionHalifax Regional Municipality Shared total project cost: $1,620,000 ($540,000 provincial) SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Province Invests in ProjectsWorth $21 Million This project will provide for the design and construction of twoartificial turf sports fields in the Spectacle Lake area ofBurnside. The new sports fields (one for soccer, the other forfootball and/or soccer) will be constructed to regulation sizeand will utilize the latest technology in artificial turf. Theproject also includes the construction of bleachers, lighting andparking. This is part of HRM’s Parks and Recreation business planfor the provision of sports fields. Moser River Fire StationHalifax Regional Municipality Shared total project cost: $958,005 ($319,335 provincial) Shared total project cost: $625,000 ($208,333 provincial) Shared total project cost: $365,802 ($121,934 provincial) Shared total project cost: $3,500,000 ($800,000 provincial) Shared total project cost: $2,000,000 ($500,000 provincial)center_img This project will provide for the design and construction ofPhase 1 of a new recreation facility in Clayton Park, which willreplace the outdated Northcliffe Recreation Facility. In additionto a 25-metre, six-lane swimming pool, a leisure pool and a tot’spool, the facility will include a fitness centre, sauna, indoorwalking/jogging track and a community meeting space. Harbour East Artificial FieldsHalifax Regional Municipality Residents of Halifax County, Shelburne, Pictou and Bible Hill cansoon look forward to community improvements through 10 projectsbeing funded by the Nova Scotia government. The projects are mostly water and wastewater improvements, others are recreational and community-based improvements. The projectspromote safer drinking water, effective wastewater management,and healthier, safer communities. “The province will be investing $4.8 million in these projects. These investments will make important contributions to a healthyand safe environment in these communities, as well as encouraginglocal growth,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Service Nova Scotiaand Municipal Relations. The federal and municipal governments will be funding thebalance. The provincial funding will be through the Canada-NovaScotia Infrastructure Program. Since 2001, the Nova Scotiagovernment has invested more than $64 million in 128 projectsacross the province through the program. Details on the projects announced today are as follows: Herring Cove Water and Wastewater Phase 1AHalifax Regional Municipality This project will provide for the construction of a RegionalMaterials Recovery Facility for the area served by the ShelburneJoint Services Board. This facility will provide for thediversion of construction and demolition debris. The first phasewill establish the construction and demolition waste-weighing,sorting and transfer station in the Town of Shelburne. The second phase includes the development of a full-serviceRegional Materials Recovery Facility, which will accept, process,store as needed, and divert for re-use construction anddemolition waste generated by the Shelburne Joint Services Boardarea. The board represents 3,850 households in the towns ofShelburne and Lockeport and the Municipality of the District ofShelburne. Water Treatment Facility Upgrade – Phase 2Town of Shelburne The project brings municipal water services to a subdivision thatcurrently relies on private wells, and whose 41 householdscurrently experience water-quality and quantity problems. This isthe second phase of a multi-phase program designed to service thearea. Phase 1 was approved under the program in 2001. Mainland Common Recreation FacilityHalifax Regional Municipality This project will provide for the continuation of upgrades to theRodney Lake Water Treatment Plant. The upgrade includes pilottesting for process selection and chemical requirements, as wellas the installation of filtration treatment equipment, chemicalfeed systems, monitoring and control systems, emergency power andon-site wastewater treatment. This upgrade will not only resultin a substantial improvement in water quality but will alsoensure compliance with provincial and federal water qualitystandards such as the reduction of trihalomethanes (THMs). This project will provide for the design, upgrading and expansionof the existing biosolids stabilization system at the East RiverPollution Abatement System’s wastewater treatment plant inTrenton. The existing aerobic digesters do not consistently meetthe regulatory requirements regarding biosolids application onland. The upgrade includes the installation of biosolids handlingand treatment equipment to increase the stabilization of thebiosolids through lime addition and pasteurization of thebiosoliods with supplemental heat. This project will help insure compliance with both current andfuture regulatory requirements through the treatment of biosolidsto the equivalent of USEPA Class A designation. The Trentonfacility serves 25,000 residents in the towns of Westville,Stellarton, New Glasgow and Trenton as well as a number ofurbanized areas within the Pictou County. Water Distribution Loop – Salmon River Crossing Phase 2Village of Bible Hill The project provides for the design and construction of a newfire station for Moser River that will replace the currentcondemned facility. The new two-bay station is necessary tomaintain fire and emergency health response for the community,and will provide new Emergency Measures Organization receptionand pandemic preparation. Biosolids ManagementPictou County District Planning Commission Shared total project cost: $ 8,000,000 ($1,000,000 provincial) Shared total project cost: $256,494 ($85,498 provincial) This project provides for the design and construction of thesecond phase of a water distribution system for Bible Hill,including crossing the Salmon River with a water main. It alsoprovides looping for Phase 1 to allow for alternate emergencydistribution and circulation to maintain proper disinfection. Regional Materials Recovery Facility – Transfer and StationShelburne Joint Serviceslast_img

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