10/11/2013 01:17 EDT | Updated 12/11/2013 05:12 EST

Saskatchewan town to get new water plant, town shares cost with Ottawa, province

WATROUS, Sask. - The water treatment plant in the town of Watrous, Sask., is to get a major overhaul.

The town, along with the provincial and federal governments, are sharing the cost of the $1.34 million project.

Officials say the overhaul will improve water quality in the area, which could attract more people to the community.

The province says the water treatment plant upgrade is conditionally approved pending the results of an environmental review.