A year after Halifax city council approved a massive project to clean up Halifax harbour, the federal government has announced $25 million in infrastructure funds to complement the public project. The city backed out of a P3 contract with Suez after the French-based water giant refused to take responsibility for meeting environmental standards. Since then the city has embarked on a project to clean up the harbour by building three sewage treatment plants at a lower cost than through P3s. The federal government had earlier contributed $50 million to the $330 million project. The new funding will be used to build additional treatment plants.