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Kensington, P.E.I., to receive federal funding for wastewater infrastructure

Town of Kensington. Contributed.
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KENSINGTON, P.E.I. —

The Town of Kensington is one of multiple communities to receive funding for investments into green and local wastewater infrastructure.

On Monday the federal government announced monetary contributions to five projects set to take place on the Island.

Kensington's project will see upgrades to the municipality's well field system including additional piping and new backup power supply. This will ensure residents continue to have access to a safe and reliable source of drinkable water.

Of the government's $1.65 million in funding, $1.3 million will go to the Island's projects.

Kensington's well field upgrades will cost the town $110,774, with the provincial government providing $118,278 to project, and $141,948 from the federal government. The cost totals to about $371,000.

In addition, the town received funding for a second project - upgrades to the lagoon.

The project includes restructuring existing berms, placing armour stone and installing a screening process to remove the duckweed prior to entering the UV disinfection chamber. The project is supposed to help improve effluent from Kensington's sewage lagoon system. For the lagoon, the federal government has provided $212,320, while the provincial government will provide $176,916 and the municipality will contribute $165,764; totalling to about $555,000. 

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