Government Funding for New Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Southeast Manitoba


Joint federal and provincial government funding, totaling over $39 million, has been allocated for the construction of a regional mechanical wastewater treatment facility and collection system to serve Niverville and the RMs of Ritchot, Hanover and Tache.

“Investments in local infrastructure are essential to the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of our municipalities,” said Reeve Stan Toews, Rural Municipality of Hanover, President of the Red-Seine-Rat (RSR) Wastewater Cooperative. “As neighbors, Hanover, Niverville, Ritchot and Taché are committed to working together to create opportunities for all of our residents, businesses and the many organizations that call our area home. Working regionally on large projects like the RSR Wastewater Treatment Facility ensures that these investments are fiscally responsible for our ratepayers today and seed the resilience of our communities for tomorrow. With vital support from Manitoba and Canada, today’s announcement demonstrates that cooperation at the local level can produce promising and lasting fiscal, social and ecological results for the common good.

The Red-Seine-Rat (RSR) wastewater treatment plant and supply network will provide the municipalities of Niverville, Taché, Hanover and Ritchot with a new regional wastewater treatment plant to meet current and future water needs. a growing population. The works will include the installation of a sewage conveyance system with approximately 90 kilometers of sewage pipeline as well as new lift stations and pumping stations.

When complete, the RSR project will result in increased wastewater and stormwater treatment and management capacity, improve environmental stewardship of the region, and encourage continued economic growth. In addition, the greenhouse gas reductions achieved by moving these regional partners from traditional sewage lagoons to this new mechanical wastewater treatment facility will support Manitoba and Canada’s emissions reduction goals.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $21.6 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Manitoba government is investing over $18 million and the proponent’s contribution is over $70.2 million toward the $110 million in eligible project costs.


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