The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan today announced funding to upgrade and expand the Town of Pilot Butte’s wastewater treatment facilities and storm water management systems.
The wastewater plant upgrades include new pumping and pipeline infrastructure, an expansion and upgrade of the existing lagoon, and the addition of effluent disinfection equipment.
The Government of Saskatchewan’s investment of more than $2.1 million investment toward the Pilot Butte wastewater system, along with the community’s other Gas Tax Fund projects, will greatly improve the quality of life for its citizens,” Don McMorris,
MLA for Indian Head-Milestone, said. “Infrastructure projects like these strengthen communities and help Saskatchewan meet the challenges of growth. ”
Today’s announcement also highlighted other infrastructure work already underway in Pilot Butte. Storm water drainage infrastructure is currently under construction on Arbor Street and the surrounding area. When complete, this work will control erosion, prevent flooding and reduce the burden on the sanitary sewer system. Additionally, storm water drainage infrastructure is being improved in five other areas, which will reduce the risk of flooding damage to private and commercial properties.