Six Nunavut communities, including Rankin Inlet, pictured, will receive a combined $3.7 million from the federal and territorial governments to improve water and wastewater treatment. (File photo by Sarah Rogers)

Six Nunavut hamlets get $3.7M for better water treatment

Funding from federal, Nunavut governments marked for improving water facilities, studies into treatment

By Nunatsiaq News

Six Nunavut communities will share a combined $3.7 million from the federal and territorial governments to improve water and wastewater treatment.

The hamlets of Arctic Bay, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet, Rankin Inlet and Sanikiluaq will share $2.4 million for studies supporting the future opening of five new water treatment facilities and improving access to potable water in those communities, the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities announced in a news release Wednesday.

Arviat will receive $1 million for its lagoon expansion planning project. That will fund planning and design for rehabilitation and expansion of the community’s wastewater treatment facility, said department spokesperson Jean-Sébastien Comeau.

As well, Rankin Inlet will get an additional $300,000 for several planning studies related to its wastewater treatment plant, to identify future projects that can increase the facility’s ability to treat and manage wastewater.

“This partnership with Nunavut will lay the groundwork for the construction of future water and wastewater facilities, building on our government’s commitment to protecting the health of Canadians and ecosystems through modern water and wastewater services,” said department minister Dominic LeBlanc in the release.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Andrew on

    you’re getting peanuts. Just the engineers assessment and plans are aprox $400K. Then you got COVID inflated materials, COVID inflated shipping and fuel costs and then its divided by multiple towns. Charlie Brown’d.

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  2. Posted by Let Be Better on

    A little off topic, but surely there are better pictures of Rankin around than this. Can we find one?

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