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Fredericton residents to benefit from improved water and wastewater infrastructure

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Fredericton residents to benefit from improved water and wastewater infrastructure

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FREDERICTON, July 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems.

Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Stephen Horsman, Deputy Premier of New Brunswick; and His Worship Mike O'Brien, Mayor of the City of Fredericton, today announced more than $1.7 million in funding to upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure on Sunset Drive.

The Government of Canada is contributing more than $856,000 to this project and the Government of New Brunswick is providing more than $428,000 through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The City of Fredericton is providing the balance of the funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Sunset Drive in Fredericton will benefit from improved water and wastewater services. This project will upgrade approximately 510 meters of water and sanitary sewer lines, as well as upgrade storm sewer infrastructure in the area. This project will also help keep the City's waterways clean and the community healthy for years to come.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and New Brunswick for clean water and wastewater.

Quotes

"By investing in water and wastewater infrastructure, the Government of Canada is supporting Canada's ongoing transition to a clean, sustainable growth economy and creating well-paying middle class jobs. The improvements to Fredericton's infrastructure will ensure residents continue to have access to safe drinking water, while protecting the local environment."

Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Strong communities are built with strong and strategic infrastructure investments for essential services like clean drinking water and reliable wastewater services. Your government is getting things done in areas that are a priority for New Brunswickers. These investments contribute to economic growth, a clean environment and will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of life of all residents."

The Honourable Stephen Horsman, Deputy Premier of New Brunswick

"The City of Fredericton thanks the federal and provincial governments for the funding received in support of the Sunset Drive construction project. It will allow for the installation of water, sanitary sewer and storm water mains, and help us address our overall infrastructure deficit."

His Worship Mike O'Brien, Mayor of the City of Fredericton

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • $26.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
    • Skilled workforce/Immigration;
    • Innovation;
    • Clean growth and climate change;
    • Trade and investment;
    • Infrastructure.

Associated links

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

Federal infrastructure investments in New Brunswick

Atlantic Growth Strategy

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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

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