At the end of September, the federal government signalled its intention to develop draft regulations governing sewage treatment, for publication in 2008. The regulations are intended to impose national standards on municipal, aboriginal, federal and private sewage treatment plants, at more than 4,600 wastewater collection and treatment systems across the country. In addition to preventing the release of raw sewage, the regulations will tackle phosphates, mercury and pharmaceutical products in wastewater. The government also committed to providing $33 billion in support for infrastructure through the Building Canada infrastructure plan.