Canadian Manufacturing

Canada and New Brunswick invest in Moncton’s drinking water system

These upgrades will remove harmful toxins that blue-green algae can produce in potable water system

February 22, 2021  by CM Staff

MONCTON, NB — Canada and New Brunswick announced funding for improvements to Moncton’s potable water system.

These upgrades will result in safer drinking water by implementing technology to remove harmful toxins that blue-green algae can produce in potable water systems.

“Improving Moncton’s drinking water systems will provide residents with safer and more reliable water services for years to come,” Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe, said in a prepared statement. “Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”

The project involves researching and testing new and existing water treatment processes that will remove toxins, as well as selecting and implementing the chosen process to mitigate the increasing threat of blue-green algae. The improvements will ensure residents continue to have access to safe drinking water for years to come.

Advertisment

The Government of Canada is investing $8.8 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada program to support this project. The Government of New Brunswick is providing over $7.3 million, and the City of Moncton is contributing over $5.8 million.