Canada and Manitoba Invest in Wastewater Treatment and Waste Management Infrastructure Projects


Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure
Program (ICIP) will support ten projects in Manitoba. These projects will upgrade wastewater
and waste management infrastructure to improve system efficiency and protect local
communities and environments.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $18.7 million in these projects through ICIP’s
Green Infrastructure Stream
. The Manitoba government is providing more than $15.6 million.
Contributions from project proponents total more than $12.5 million towards eligible costs for
their respective projects.

Among these projects, a combined federal and provincial contribution of $9.1 million will help
expand and upgrade the City of Dauphin’s lagoon system. Work includes constructing and
upgrading a lagoon reactor system, building a new sewage treatment facility, and installing new
pipes. The project will result in increased capacity to treat and manage wastewater, and to
accommodate population growth.
The wastewater treatment system in Neepawa will also be expanded and upgraded to increase
capacity to treat and manage wastewater and storm water. The federal and provincial investment
of $4.2 million combined involves implementing a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor system,
upgrading the treatment building, and adding a lab, among other works.
The joint funding announced today will also help expand the Local Government District of
Pinawa’s landfill to address the immediate needs of local communities, as the existing active waste
disposal cell is nearing capacity. The phased expansion will remain in the current land footprint to
minimize environmental impact and will add an area for electronic waste, scrap metal, paint
products, used oil and tires, and composting. In creating a long-term disposal solution, the project
constitutes a key investment in the Pinawa area.

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