The Manitoba government announced last week that it has boosted its budget for projects like municipal water and sewer across the province, and Virden is among the communities expected to benefit.
The media release from the Province says, “Some of the key projects include new water supply wells and distribution pumping upgrades in Virden….”
When asked for details, the Town of Virden CAO Rhonda Stewart told the Empire-Advance, “The Manitoba Water Services Board is assisting the Town of Virden in a ground water investigation, so simply put, looking for a new water source.”
She added, “The valley wells are aging, so this (is) good planning on behalf of Council and the MWSB to ensure that the Town has adequate supply of water into the future.”
The Manitoba government increased the Manitoba Water Services Board capital budget by $2 million for 2019-20, to a total of $15.8 million allowing for more capital projects.
Other key projects include investments in Sinclair regional wastewater system in the R.M. of Pipestone, the second phase of water plant process enhancements in Portage La Prairie, and water supply upgrades in Swan River.