LANGHAM, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Dec. 12, 2016) - 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.

The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan today 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.

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"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."

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"By partnering with the federal government and the Town of Langham, our government is making life better for our citizens by improving the reliability and performance of Langham's wastewater treatment system. Our investment of over $1.9 million highlights our government's commitment to address provincial infrastructure needs and to keep Saskatchewan strong."

Mr. Randy Weekes, MLA for Biggar-Sask Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Donna Harpauer, Minister of Government Relations

"The Town of Langham is very thankful for the funding announcement that is being made today for our wastewater treatment lagoon. This investment in infrastructure is integral to the future growth of the town. Funding from the federal and provincial government is vital to having this project proceed."

His Worship John Hildebrand, Mayor of Langham

Associated links

Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html

Federal infrastructure investments in Saskatchewan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/sk-eng.html

Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP): http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html

Government of Saskatchewan Funding for Municipalities: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/municipal-administration/funding-finances-and-asset-management/funding

Twitter: @INFC_eng

Web: Infrastructure Canada

Contact Information:

Brook Simpson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-219-0149
brook.simpson@canada.ca

Kathy Ward
Communication Consultant
Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
306-787-2687
kathy.ward@gov.sk.ca

Jamie Paik
Administrator/CAO
Town of Langham
306-283-4842
admin@langham.ca

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
media@infc.gc.ca