January 8, 2019; Liverpool, NS: Region of Queens Municipal Council is applying for federal and provincial government funding support to remove sewage from two outfalls into Liverpool Bay; at the January 8, 2019 Council meeting, Council voted in favour of submitting a funding application under the Green Environment Quality Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The proposed project has an estimated cost of $4,493,530.00+ HST, and involves the area of Waterloo Street below the intersection of Waterloo and School Street, as well as William Street, Bartling Avenue, and James Street.
“Region of Queens Municipality has been involved for several years in remediating historic sewage outfalls. Work on the lower end of Waterloo Street, Bartling Avenue, William Street, and James Street is a significant project, which would benefit greatly from the support of this funding,” said David Dagley, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality.
The project, if approved, is expected to take place over a three year period. Maximum funding available is up to 40% federal contribution and up to 33.3% from the province. The balance would be funded by the Region of Queens Municipality. Decisions regarding whether the application is approved are not expected until spring 2019.