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Communities in New Brunswick to benefit from improved water and wastewater infrastructure

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Communities in New Brunswick to benefit from improved water and wastewater infrastructure

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DALHOUSIE, NB, Aug. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are 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.

René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska–Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Gilles LePage, Minister of Labour, Employment and Population Growth, today announced more than $3 million in funding for three water and wastewater infrastructure projects for the Town of Dalhousie, the Village of Kedgwick and the Town of Saint-Quentin.  

The Government of Canada is contributing more than $1.5 million to these projects through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Government of New Brunswick is providing more than $750,000. The communities are responsible for the remainder of the project costs.

Thanks to this investment, residents in Dalhousie will benefit from improved water and wastewater services. This project involves the separation and renewal of the combined sanitary and storm sewer located along Adelaïde Street, from Brunswick Street to Renfrew Street. In addition, two clean water improvement projects will soon be underway in Kedgwick and Saint-Quentin, which will see the replacement of drinking water, wastewater, sewage and stormwater sewers. Projects like these will keep the waterways in New Brunswick clean and the communities 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 modern and efficient 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 water infrastructure in Dalhousie, Kedgwick, and Saint-Quentin will ensure residents continue to have access to safe drinking water while protecting the local environment."

René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for MadawaskaRestigouche, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The Government of New Brunswick recognizes the importance of investing in essential services like clean drinking water and reliable wastewater services. These investments will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of life for New Brunswickers, as well as contribute to economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities."

The Honourable Gilles LePage, Minister of Labour, Employment and Population Growth, on behalf of the Honourable Andrew Harvey, Minister of Environment and Local Government

"This investment will go a long way helping our citizens have a better quality of life. We are thankful to both the provincial and federal governments in joining hands with us to make this happen."

His worship Normand Pelletier, Mayor of Dalhousie

Quick facts

  • For the Adelaïde Street Sewer Separation and Watermain Renewal project in Dalhousie, the Government of Canada is contributing $274,792. The Government of New Brunswick and the Town of Dalhousie are each contributing $137,396.
  • For the Infrastructure Improvement Monseigneur Martin Street West project in Saint-Quentin, the Government of Canada is contributing $528,409. The Government of New Brunswick and the Town of Saint-Quentin are each contributing $264,204.
  • For the Rehabilitation and Infrastructure Update Project in Kedgwick, the Government of Canada is contributing $704,772. The Government of New Brunswick and the Village of Kedgwick are each contributing $352,386.
  • 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.

Associated links

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

Federal infrastructure investments in New Brunswick:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/nb-eng.html

Atlantic Growth Strategy:
http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html

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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

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