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Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

July 13, 2015 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Important Wastewater Infrastructure Upgrades in Richibucto Through the Small Communities Fund

Project made possible by the New Building Canada Plan

RICHIBUCTO, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - July 13, 2015) - Infrastructure Canada

Senator Rose-May Poirier, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced $156,626 in federal funding for wastewater infrastructure upgrades in Richibucto. Senator Poirier was joined by Bertrand LeBlanc, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kent North, on behalf of Brian Kenny, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government, and Roger Doiron, Mayor of the Town of Richibucto.

Richibucto will use the funding to upgrade the Mooney Street Lift Station. The project involves replacing the existing steel wet well with a concrete one, installing two new submersible pumps and a diesel back-up generator, and modifying the building to accommodate the new equipment. This work will reduce wastewater overflows and sewer-related basement back-ups. Once completed, the project will make water treatment systems in the area more efficient and improve protection against property damage from flooding.

The project announced today is among 39 projects recently approved for more than $85 million in joint funding under the Small Communities Fund in New Brunswick. These projects represent important investments in the drinking water, disaster mitigation and wastewater infrastructure that maintain safe, healthy communities. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development for years to come.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs across the country. Canada and New Brunswick will each provide $39,363,723 to support projects in New Brunswick communities with fewer than 100,000 residents over the course of the funding program. This will help address local infrastructure priorities and boost economies in small communities throughout the province well into the future.

Quick Facts:

  • For the Richibucto project, the Government of Canada will contribute up to one third of the total eligible project costs of $469,880, to a maximum of $156,626, under the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-Small Communities Fund.
  • The Government of New Brunswick will also contribute one third of the project costs up to $156,626.
  • The Town of Richibucto will be responsible for the remaining project costs.
  • For the 39 projects altogether, the Government of Canada is providing up to one third of the total eligible costs to a maximum federal contribution of $28,420,281.
  • The Province of New Brunswick will also contribute up to $28,420,281 for these projects.
  • New Brunswick communities will be responsible for the remaining costs of the 39 projects.

Quotes:

"Our Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, understands that by building stronger communities and modernizing and developing our infrastructure, we are creating jobs and opportunities and building a better Canada for future generations. The Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund supports economic growth from coast to coast to coast while ensuring that Canadian communities remain among the best in the world to live."

Senator Rose-May Poirier, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"I'm pleased that our government is partnering with the federal government and the Town of Richibucto on this important project which supports a clean environment and delivers new infrastructure and jobs to the community."

Bertrand LeBlanc, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kent North, on behalf of Brian Kenny, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government

"The Town of Richibucto is committed to providing quality services to our residents. Partnerships such as this enable us to sustainably improve our infrastructure and ensure it meets the needs of the community today and in the future."

Roger Doiron, Mayor of the Town of Richibucto

Associated Links:

To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

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

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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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

    Jennifer Graham
    Director of Communications
    Department of Environment and Local Government
    506-444-2179
    Jennifer.Graham@gnb.ca
    www.gnb.ca

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