To improve drinking water and waste water systems in Nunavut the Federal and Territorial Governments are investing $230 million. Nine projects across nineteen Nunavut communities will receive the funding to make upgrades to their water , waste water, and solid waste systems.
The investments will be in green infrastructure, protecting the environment, supporting local economic opportunities, improving family income and quality of life for those living and working in the North.
Federal officials will be going to Nunavut to establish the priorities with the various territorial and community leaders. In Arviat, Chesterfield Inlet, and Sanikiluak storage capacity, and enhancing water treatment and distribution are the main issues. Kugaaruk and Kimmirut require upgrades to the waste water system are required. Grise Fiord, Gjoa Haven, and Igloolik need better waste management and recycling services.
The federal gov’t is supplying $170 million and Nunavut $58 million.