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New water treatment plant to serve Centreport industrial hub

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A new $43 million water treatment plant will be built in Headingley to serve CentrePort and new development in rural municipalities outside Winnipeg.

The cash was announced Wednesday and clears the way for businesses to move to CentrePort following a long, confusing battle over servicing the new industrial hub.

Canada and Manitoba have not yet signed a deal for billions in new infrastructure funds, but Heritage Minister Shelly Glover earmarked $12.1 million from the Building Canada Fund to the water project. Corrections Canada will chip in $2.4 million since the new water service will aid in the expansion of Stony Mountain prison.

Manitoba will chip in $14.5 million.

The rest of the capital will come from the Cartier Regional Water Co-op.

The new plant includes 20 kilometres of pipe from Headingley to Rosser and a pump house and reservoir.

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