News release

Water, Wastewater Upgrades in Baddeck

Municipal Affairs and Housing
Municipal Capital Growth Program

Upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure in Baddeck will bring services to more homes and businesses and reduce pollution risks in Victoria County.

“It’s crucial that the people of Baddeck have access to the water and wastewater services they need and that these municipal supports are provided with the health, safety and future of our communities in mind,” said Keith Bain, MLA for Victoria-The Lakes, on behalf of John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Improving our water and wastewater infrastructure in Baddeck is a great step towards building a stronger community and protecting the future of this beautiful region.”

With this investment, a new control panel will be installed at the wastewater facility in Baddeck, while both the water and wastewater treatment plants will receive new generators, providing greater capacity.

These improvements will help address immediate health and safety issues in the area. They will also improve climate resilience and help protect the Bras d’Or Lake UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The Province is investing nearly $222,000, with the Village of Baddeck contributing an additional $222,000.

This project is part of the Municipal Capital Growth Program, a one-time $102-million investment in projects across Nova Scotia – a historic provincial investment in municipal infrastructure.


“By investing in wastewater and water treatment, we are not just allocating funds, we are investing in the health and sustainability of our communities. As we upgrade these essential systems, we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to safeguard our environment through safe treatment of wastewater and to ensure clean, accessible water for our community.”
Jennifer MacDonald, Chair, Village of Baddeck Commission

Quick Facts:
  • the Municipal Capital Growth Program, announced in February, was designed to respond to the infrastructure needs of municipalities and addresses critical issues like housing, climate change, accessibility and growth

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