A joint investment of more than $1.7 million to support two green projects in Saskatchewan has been announced.
According to a news release, Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, on behalf of Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities and Saskatchewan Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport , Laura Ross, New funding will support upgrades to Danielson Provincial Park’s wastewater treatment system. lagoon to ensure it complies with regulatory requirements.
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are investing $365,000 in the Danielson Provincial Park Wastewater Treatment Pond Improvement Project and $493,000 in the Provincial Park Water System Improvement Project Narrow Hills.
“The funding will support the upgrade of the Danielson Provincial Park wastewater treatment pond to ensure it complies with regulatory requirements,” the release states. “This work will include the resizing of existing primary and secondary cells, installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner, as well as improvements to the transfer structure, dump station, fencing and ‘access. These essential improvements will meet the needs of park visitors and better protect the environment.
Narrow Hills Provincial Park will also benefit from upgrades to its water system, with the existing system consolidated into a single water treatment and distribution facility, according to the release. Construction of a new water treatment plant, drinking water treatment equipment and a new relief well will be included.
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“Canadians expect their local parks to be clean and intact,” Vandal said in the release. “These investments in drinking and wastewater infrastructure upgrades in Saskatchewan’s provincial parks will help protect local water supplies from environmental threats and ensure visitors have the cleanest drinking water possible .
Minister Ross said improvements to the Danielson Provincial Park sewage treatment pond and the Narrow Hills Provincial Park water system are the latest in many infrastructure improvements across the province.
“This year, our government is proud to invest more than $14 million in Saskatchewan’s provincial parks,” said Minister Ross. “These improvements range from new visitor centers and campgrounds to accessibility and infrastructure improvements, to ensure our parks remain a premier destination for Saskatchewan residents and guests for years to come.”
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