A major funding announcement Friday affecting those living and working on the Hiawatha First Nation Reserve. Federal and provincial governments provide funding for municipal infrastructure projects in Hiawatha First Nation.
Both the federal and provincial governments will pay $1.8 million each to improve water treatment and services on the reserve.
“This investment from both levels of government will help Hiawatha First Nation improve their Water Treatment and Distribution to better serve their residents. Investments like this are extremely important for small communities and First Nation Communities as they create jobs, improve and strengthen our economy,” said Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal at the announcement.
The projects include the installation of a 400 square-metre water treatment plant, approximately 3000 metres of watermain, approximately 1300 metres of raw water main from well supplies, and fire pumps in order to ensure safe drinking water and fire protection in the community. Both the Federal and Provincial Governments will be contributing $1.8 million toward the total project cost of $5.4 million.