Backgrounder : Governments of Canada and Nunavut announce funding for nine community infrastructure projects benefitting 19 communities

Backgrounder

The governments of Canada and Nunavut are providing over $230 million in joint funding for nine infrastructure improvement projects across the territory. In all, 19 communities will benefit from the projects. The projects range from water and wastewater upgrades to waste management improvements. Federal funding is provided through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and the Small Communities Fund (SCF).

These projects are in addition to the CWWF projects announced in September 2016, as part of the bilateral agreement signing between Canada and Nunavut, and the SCF projects announced in February 2016 and in February 2017.

 

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund projects

Project

Communities benefitting

Anticipated start date

Water infrastructure upgrades

  • Chesterfield Inlet*
  • Arviat*
  • Sanikiluaq

April 1, 2017

Portable water supply unit to help ensure drinking water security, and other support to address water quality concerns.

Unit will be available to support the emergency needs of the following communities:

  • Grise Fiord
  • Kimmirut
  • Pangnirtung
  • Arctic Bay
  • Cape Dorset
  • Chesterfield Inlet
  • Clyde River
  • Gjoa Haven
  • Igloolik
  • Qikiqtarjuaq
  • Naujaat
  • Sanikiluaq
  • Whale Cove

April 1, 2017

Wastewater infrastructure upgrades

  • Kugaaruk
  • Kimmirut

April 1, 2018

 

* Please note that funding for the water infrastructure upgrades in Arviat and Chesterfield Inlet was previously announced as part of the CWWF projects announced in September 2016. However, they are now bundled with Sanikiluaq for cost-efficiency and reporting purposes.

 

Small Communities Fund projects

Project

Communities benefitting

Anticipated start date

Upgrade water treatment plant to:

  • meet current drinking water standards;
  • provide water storage for fires and emergencies; and
  • replace the current pump house.

Resolute Bay

April 1, 2017

Upgrade wastewater system by building a sewage treatment plant that meets regulatory treatment requirements.

Resolute Bay

April 1, 2019

Upgrades to existing landfills to include:

  • designated lined cell for bulky metals, hazardous waste and domestic garbage; and
  • fencing for controlled access to prevent illegal and improper dumping.
  • Arviat
  • Clyde River
  • Grise Fiord
  • Resolute Bay

February 1, 2017

  • Rankin Inlet
  • Kimmirut
  • Gjoa Haven
  • Taloyoak

April 1, 2017

  • Igloolik
  • Hall Beach
  • Whale Cove
  • Sanikiluaq

April 1, 2018

Upgrades to water and sewer distribution system to prevent line freezing and leaks.

Rankin Inlet

March 1, 2017

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