Funding announced for drinking water system upgrades on Bell Island

Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, and St. John’s East MP Nick Whalen said the municipal infrastructure project to be undertaken on Bell Island is valued at $1.7 million. The break down of funding is: more than $892,000 from the provincial government; up to $525,000 from the federal government; and $158,000 from the town itself.

The project will see the replacement of the pumphouse and drill new wells at Yard No. 3 resulting in cleaner, safer drinking water.

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