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New Central Water System for Residents of Little Salmon River Subdivision
(Monday, January 21/2002)-- Years of determined effort by their local political representatives have paid off for residents of Little Salmon River Subdivision in Dartmouth.
District 4 Councillor Ron Cooper (Cole Harbour North-Cherry Brook) and Preston MLA David Hendsbee today welcomed the announcement by Municipal Relations Minister Angus MacIsaac that funding for a new water system has been approved under the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program for the more than 100 homes in the subdivision.
The project cost of $1.9 million will be shared equally by the governments of Canada, Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Councillor Cooper said the water system will result in a better quality of life for residents of the Little Salmon River Subdivision, who have had to endure well contamination and frequent replacement of filtration systems for years.
He said "Many of these residents have had to take their washing out of the community and to bring in drinking water from outside sources. They've had to put up with a lot of inconvenience for many years, but soon they will be able to enjoy the benefits of a central water supply."
Councillor Cooper and MLA David Hendsbee, who formally represented District 3 (Preston-Porter's Lake) on Halifax Regional Council, have been working together for many years to get approved funding for the project from all three levels of government.
Construction on the new central water system is expected to begin later this year.
Councillor Ron Cooper
District 4 (Cole Harbour North-Cherry Brook)