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Green projects ensure clean water at provincial parks

Canada and Saskatchewan allocate $1.7M to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades.
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Projects in Saskatchewan provincial parks are undertaken with the aim of providing clean water and proper treatment of wastewater.

REGINA — The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced a joint allocation of more than $1.7 million to two green projects in the province.

Funding will support upgrades to the Danielson Provincial Park sewage lagoon to ensure it complies with regulatory requirements. This work will include resizing the existing primary and secondary cells, the installation of a High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) liner, as well as improvements to the transfer structure, dump station, fencing and access. These improvements will serve the needs of park visitors and better protect the environment, according to a press release.

The Narrow Hills Provincial Park will also benefit from upgrades to its water system. The existing systems will be consolidated into a single water treatment and distribution facility to improve efficiency. This will include the construction of a new water treatment plant, potable water treatment equipment and a new backup well.

"Canadians expect their local parks to be clean and pristine," said Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs

"These investments in drinking and wastewater infrastructure upgrades in provincial parks in Saskatchewan will help protect the local water supply from environmental threats, and ensuring that visitors have the cleanest drinking water possible."

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