Pilot Butte, a small Saskatchewan community just outside Regina, is receiving a federal investment to upgrade its wastewater treatment and to improve storm water management systems. The provincial government is also chipping in some funds.
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. This project will increase the town's capacity to support local economic growth, help to protect the environment, and allow the Town to expand its social and recreational services.
"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. Infrastructure projects like these strengthen communities and help Saskatchewan meet the challenges of growth,” said Don McMorris, MLA for Indian Head-Milestone.
The funding will also go to improve storm water drainage infrastructure, currently under construction in the community. 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 of the Town, which will reduce the risk of flooding damage to private and commercial properties.