New drinking water infrastructure will serve CentrePort Canada and several Manitoba municipalities.
The first phase of the $43 million Cartier Regional Water Co-Operative Expansion Project announced Wednesday will the municipalities of Cartier, Grey, Headingley, Portage la Prairie, Rockwood, Rosser and St. François Xavier as well as the Headingley Correctional Centre.
The project will include the construction of a new water treatment plant in Headingley that will be designed to accommodate a future expansion, installation of a pipeline from Headingley to Rosser, and construction of a pump house and a reservoir in Rosser.
The treated municipal water supply will be hooked up to 2,000 existing households, Headingley Correctional and businesses located in CentrePort Canada.
Ottawa and the province will contribute $14.5 million each, with the Cartier Regional Water Co-Operative Inc. and the related municipalities covering the remaining costs.
Water will be drawn from the Assiniboine River in the Headingley area.