Shubenacadie Wastewater Treatment Plant Set to be Replaced
September 18, 2020
A funding announcement was made today for the replacement of an aging wastewater treatment plant located in Shubenacadie, East Hants.
The announcement was made together by Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Margaret Miller, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Hants East; and Jim Smith, Warden of the Municipality of East Hants. East Hants Councillor Pam MacInnis also provided remarks, with a variety of stakeholders from the Province, the Municipality and the community in attendance.
The construction of the new, state-of-the art wastewater facility will be funded by the Government of Canada (over $1.9 million), the Province of Nova Scotia (over $1.5 million), and the Municipality of East Hants (more than $1.3 million).
“Our existing Shubenacadie wastewater plant is already at capacity in an area that is demanding growth and increased services,” said Warden Jim Smith. “The current plant was built in the 1960s and the time has come to upgrade to a modern facility. Replacing this infrastructure is a strategic priority for the Municipality of East Hants and I’m happy that our provincial, federal, and Sipekne’katik partners share our priority.”
All parties acknowledged the significance of the new facility in the protection of the local environment, in addition to thanking Chief Mike Sack of Sipekne’katik and Band Council in their expressed support for the initiative.
The project will bring major benefits to the residents of Shubenacadie and surrounding communities. A new wastewater facility will open up possibility for development in the area, and will service current users in a safe, modern, and more efficient manner.
Completion of the facility is expected within the next three years. Stay tuned for updates on construction in the months ahead.