Better storm and sanitary piping in store for Nackawic thanks to newly approved funding for water and wastewater projects across New Brunswick\
Nackawic, New Brunswick, January 20, 2017—The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province’s waterways by investing in projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date, efficient and meet communities’ increasing capacity needs. These investments will also help create jobs and lay the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.
TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Andrew Harvey, MLA for Carleton-Victoria, today announced that a new project in Nackawic has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of the funding for this project—just over $226,000—and the provincial government is providing $113,498. The municipality will provide the balance of funding.
Thanks to this investment, Nackawic residents will benefit from the re-lining of deteriorating storm and sanitary piping along Harding Drive and Landegger Drive.
This project is part of a list of 74 other clean water and waste water projects recently approved across New Brunswick that will benefit an additional 47 communities. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of the funding for these projects—more than $38.7 million—while New Brunswick is providing more than $19.3 million.
Along with the 47 other CWWF projects announced in August 2016, a total of 122 projects are now approved, which amounts to more than $78.4 million in federal funds allocated under this program in New Brunswick.
“Water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining clean waterways and a healthy environment. We have committed to engaging with our regional partners to make sure they have the support they need to build sustainable communities and create well-paying jobs for the middle class. I’m glad to see these critical projects moving forward, which will help ensure the long-term health and prosperity of New Brunswick residents for generations to come.”
TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac
“Funding infrastructure projects for essential services like clean, accessible drinking water are integral to supporting a community’s capacity to grow and create jobs.”
Andrew Harvey, MLA for Carleton-Victoria on behalf of Hon. Donald Arseneault, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.
This funding is part of the first phase of Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada’s historic plan to support public infrastructure across the country.
The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
See how many Clean Water and Wastewater Fund projects have been approved in New Brunswick and across the country: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/pt-sp/index-eng.html
Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html
Federal infrastructure investments in New Brunswick: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf/cwwf-program-programme-eng.html.
New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.
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