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Infrastructure Canada

August 14, 2014 09:30 ET

Federal Government Supports Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in New Brunswick

Projects possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund

DRUMMOND, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Aug. 14, 2014) -

Chemin des Huîtres, Chateau Heights, Drummond, Dundee and Saint-Léonard will soon benefit from improvements to local water and wastewater infrastructure thanks to federal investments made through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

To ensure year-round access to clean, safe drinking water in Chateau Heights, a number of households experiencing water shortage will be connected to Fredericton's system. Further, a total of 21 permanent and seasonal residences currently drawing water from private wells in Chemin des Huîtres will now be supplied by the Haut-Shippagan Road water main.

In addition, new and extended wastewater collection services will supplement the existing wastewater treatment systems in Chateau Heights, Drummond, Dundee and Saint-Léonard. This will help continue to ensure effective wastewater disposal while preserving the health and safety of residents and the environment for years to come.

Quick Facts:

  • The Government of Canada is contributing the total cost of $15.45 million to these five projects through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • To date, the Province of New Brunswick has received close to $295 million from the federal Gas Tax Fund to improve local infrastructure.

Quotes:

"Our Government is pleased to provide municipalities with flexible infrastructure funding that allows them to support projects that address the needs of their community. These improvements, made possible through the federal Gas Tax Fund, will ensure safe and clean drinking water and modern wastewater treatment services for New Brunswick residents. Going forward, our investments through the federal Gas Tax Fund will continue to generate economic growth and job creation across New Brunswick communities for years to come."

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt

Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche

"These improved water and wastewater services demonstrate the Government of Canada's commitment to building stronger communities, safer and more prosperous cities, modernizing and developing our infrastructure, and supporting measures to help preserve the environment. We are building a better Canada for future generations."

Mike Allen

Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac

"Responsible management of our water and wastewater systems is key to fostering a cleaner environment. As well, we are helping local service districts to upgrade their infrastructure and improve their sustainability. This means a better quality of life for all New Brunswickers."

The Honourable Danny Soucy

Minister of Environment and Local Government - New Brunswick

Associated Links

To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan: http://www.eap.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities
    and Intergovernmental Affairs
    and Minister of the Economic Development
    Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Lisa Harrity
    Director - Communications
    Environment and Local Government
    506-444-2179 (office)
    lisa.harrity@gnb.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca
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