Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

June 24, 2016 11:13 ET

Work Begins to Improve Water and Wastewater System for Dundee Families

EEL RIVER CROSSING, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - June 24, 2016) - Infrastructure Canada

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Government officials today marked the start of construction on a project that will provide modern and effective wastewater disposal to 60 families in the community of Dundee and contribute to the health and safety of residents and the environment for years to come.

René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Gilles LePage, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Restigouche West, on behalf of the Honourable Serge Rousselle, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government, were in the Village of Eel River Crossing for the event. Denis Savoie, Mayor of the Village of Eel River Crossing, also participated in the announcement.

The project involves extending Dundee's water and wastewater infrastructure from the old Village limit to residences currently using septic systems.

The estimated $3,050,000 project cost is being funded through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

The $2-billion federal Gas Tax Fund provides predictable, long-term funding to help Canadian municipalities build and revitalize local infrastructure, create jobs, and support long-term prosperity. Projects are chosen locally and prioritized according to the infrastructure needs of each community.

Quotes

"Through the federal Gas Tax Fund, the Government of Canada is allowing communities in New Brunswick, and all across Canada, to make informed decisions about their infrastructure investments and how best to spend federal dollars. It is thanks to initiatives and projects like the Dundee water and wastewater extension project that Canadian communities will remain among the best places in the world to live, work and raise a family."

René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"We're excited to see the construction begin on this large project. This is creating local jobs and ensuring effective wastewater disposal while at the same time preserving the health and safety of residents and the environment for years to come."

Gilles LePage, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Restigouche West, on behalf of the Honourable Serge Rousselle, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government

"The extension of these services addresses a pressing infrastructure need and represents a significant step forward in providing a sustainable future for the village and its residents."

Denis Savoie, Mayor of the Village of Eel River Crossing

Associated links

Government of Canada infrastructure investments in New Brunswick: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html

Federal Gas Tax Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

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Contact Information

  • Brook Simpson
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
    613-219-0149
    Brook.Simpson@canada.ca

    Sheila Lagace
    Communications
    Department of Environment and Local Government
    506-444-4088

    Kim Bujold
    General Manager
    Village of Eel River Crossing
    506-826-6084

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