Communities in Bonavista Bay will benefit from nearly $1 million in provincial funding to improve municipal infrastructure, it was announced today.
The Town of Bonavista will receiving funds to refurbish a water tank, while the Carmanville water system will be expanded and the Centreville-Wareham-Trinity will receive upgrades to its chlorination system.
The town of Greenspond will complete a retrofit of its sewage lift station.
Bonavista North MHA Eli Cross said the water projects will have benefits for all residents.
“These projects improve services to residents and demonstrate the overall commitment of government to delivering quality infrastructure to rural areas of the province,” he said.
Funding is cost-shared based on population, with the Provincial Government providing 80 per cent of the total cost for the Town of Bonavista, and 90 per cent of the total cost for Carmanville, Centreville-Wareham-Trinity, and Greenspond.
The total amount of funding provided for the projects is $972,000.
The 2012 provincial budget includes $130 million over two years for municipal capital works projects.