$45m invested in Saskatchewan’s green projects to safeguard public health


Regina — A joint investment of more than $45 million from federal, provincial, and local governments will support an increased supply of safe and reliable drinking water, effective wastewater treatment, and cleaner soil for communities across Saskatchewan.

These projects were announced today by Minister Sean Fraser and Minister Don McMorris. The northwest of the province will see the decommissioning of non-engineered landfill sites for 18 municipalities, along with the redirection of waste to two new solid waste facilities. The new sites will serve 23 communities and are equipped with barriers to contain pollutants, keeping the soil and groundwater safe and clean.

Several other communities will also see infrastructure improvements. These include the decommissioning of landfills that do not adhere to environmental standards in the City of Humboldt, the towns of Wolseley, Duck Lake and Regina Beach, the Rural Municipality of Excel No. 71, and the villages of Beechy, Hodgeville, Mistatim, Rhein and Wilcox. In addition, the Town of Eatonia will receive funding for wastewater treatment upgrades, while the Town of Gravelbourg will get upgrades to critical drinking watermains, protecting public health for generations to come.

Funding will also support the decommissioning of the Chelan and Peesane landfills in the Rural Municipality of Bjorkdale No. 426. This work includes designing and constructing final engineered covers and conducting land reclamation activities for future use. Find out more about each of these projects and how they are going to benefit the environment around these communities across the province for years to come.

“We are committed to supporting infrastructure projects that ensure communities can continue growing and thriving. We will continue making investments such as today’s for the health, wellness, and sustainability of communities in Saskatchewan and across all of Canada.” – Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities