The Federal and Saskatchewan governments have announced funding for two water and wastewater projects serving nine communities in Northern Saskatchewan. They report residents of Creighton, Denare Beach, Cumberland House, Green Lake, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Michel Village, Buffalo Narrows, Timber Bay and Weyakwin will soon benefit from new or upgraded drinking water and wastewater systems. In Creighton that includes upgrading their lagoon and other work and in Denare Beach water line replacement in the Welsh Crescent area.
The projects are cost shared with the Federal, Provincial and local governments each paying a third of the cost under the National and Regional Projects Fund. The total cost for all six northern water system upgrades is just over 11 million dollars with each level of government contributing just over 3.7 million and the seven wastewater system projects total just over 13 million with each level of government contributing just under 4.5 million.