The provincial government says it has given funding of $524,000 toward a water project cost-shared with the Town of Whitbourne — the replacement of a cast iron water main.
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The provincial government is providing 90 per cent of funding and the town 10 per cent.
The announcement was made today by Steve Kent, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Felix Collins, MHA for Placentia-St. Mary's, said the announcement is welcomed as Whitbourne is experiencing significant development.
A news release notes that since 2008, Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs has committed over $50 million for 72 drinking water projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. The total, including municipal and federal funding, is over $114 million.