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Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

April 04, 2016 09:30 ET

Government Funding Supports Important Sewer System Improvements in Grand Bay-Westfield

GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - April 4, 2016) - Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Ed Doherty, Minister Responsible for Service New Brunswick, today announced $791,374 in joint funding for wastewater infrastructure upgrades in Grand Bay-Westfield. Grace Losier, Mayor of Grand Bay-Westfield, also participated in the announcement.

The project involves improving five sanitary lift stations. Work includes replacing a lift station with a gravity sewer, installing new control panels, building a wet well, adding flow-monitoring equipment for lift station overflows, and creating a back-up power supply. This work will help ensure consistent service for residents and reduce wastewater overflows and the risk of sewer-related basement back-ups.

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing up to $395,687 to this project through the Small Communities Fund, representing two-thirds of the estimated $1,187,061 total project cost.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund supports priority public infrastructure projects in communities across the country with less than 100,000 residents. The project announced today is among 43 others approved so far in New Brunswick for more than $59 million in joint funding under the program. These represent important investments in the green energy, drinking water, disaster mitigation and wastewater infrastructure needed to build stronger, more sustainable communities.

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"In Budget 2016, our government announced an historic plan to invest more than $120 billion in public infrastructure over the next ten years to better meet the needs of Canadians, strengthen the economy and build the Canada of the 21st century. It is thanks to these initiatives and projects like the one we're celebrating today that Canadian communities will remain among the best places in the world to live, work and raise a family."

Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"This upgrade represents a significant step forward in providing an efficient wastewater collection system and a sustainable future for the town and its residents. The project is delivering new infrastructure and jobs to this community in partnership with all three levels of government."

The Honourable Ed Doherty, Minister Responsible for Service New Brunswick

"We're pleased to be working with both levels of government to bring this important project to fruition. These improvements will help our community provide quality infrastructure and services to our businesses, residents and visitors alike."

Grace Losier, Mayor of Grand Bay-Westfield

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.

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