Federal, provincial and municipal governments invest in NB’s wastewater infrastructure
by CM Staff
The Government of Canada is investing more than $4.6 million towards these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
TRACADIE — A number of Canada’s Ministries have announced funding for three wastewater improvement projects in Tracadie, Caraquet and Lamèque, N.B.
Serge Cormier, MP for Acadie to Bathurst made the announcement on behalf of Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
Mayor of Tracadie, Louise Blanchard, Deputy Mayor of Caraquet, as well as Guy Chiasson, Councillor of Lamèque all joined Cormier in making this announcement.
They say funding will support the renewal of aging sanitary sewer lines, aqueduct lines and storm sewer lines on Principale Street in Tracadie. This should help reduce infiltration issues and avoid annual water main breaks. In addition, funding will be used for the reconstruction of the street with a focus on active transportation.
In Caraquet, funding will also go towards upgrades to the Landry Street Lagoon, which consists of reducing the size of the lagoon, increasing depth, repairing dikes, adding a synthetic membrane to seal the lagoon and installing additional controls.
Additionally, funds will be applied towards the construction of a new, deeper lagoon with a synthetic membrane and two basins that should deliver cleaner effluent.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $4.6 million towards these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of New Brunswick is investing over $3.8 million, while the municipalities of Tracadie, Caraquet and Lamèque are providing more than $3 million in combined funding.
“Our government is committed to helping families in the Acadian Peninsula maintain quality infrastructure. The investments we are making today, in partnership with the Government of New Brunswick and three municipalities in the Acadian Peninsula, will provide access to clean and safe water and wastewater services for generations to come,” said Cormier in a statement.