Residents to benefit from water and wastewater upgrades in Conception Bay South

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL, May 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Investing in infrastructure projects that ensure that municipal water and wastewater systems are up-to-date safeguards public health and helps to protect our waterways. It also creates jobs and generates new economic opportunities to help strengthen the middle class across the country.

Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Betty Parsley, MHA for the District of Harbour Main, on behalf of the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, and His Worship Steve Tessier, Mayor of the Town of Conception Bay South, today announced $2.85 million in joint funding for a project to upgrade the Conception Bay South water and sewer system.

The project includes various lift station updates and improvements to the town's storm water drainage system. Collectively, these components will improve and expand the water and wastewater network in this community of 26,000 residents and approximately 600 businesses so that they have clean, potable drinking water, as well as sufficient storm water and sewer service capacity.

Not only will these upgrades ensure that the Town can continue to provide quality service to its residents and visitors, they will also support local businesses and promote broader economic benefits in the region.

Quotes

"These investments to modernize the water infrastructure in Conception Bay South reflect the Government of Canada's commitment to building sustainable communities that meet people's needs now and into the future. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that help protect the environment and preserve public health, while paving the way for economic development that creates good jobs and strengthens the middle class."

Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has committed to prioritizing investments in water and wastewater systems that will benefit communities. Residents of the Town of Conception Bay South will increasingly benefit from these enhancements to their water and wastewater network, and our government is pleased to contribute nearly $1 million to improving services and increasing the sustainability of this growing community."

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

"The Town of Conception Bay South has experienced continued and rapid growth in recent years. As the second largest municipality in Newfoundland and Labrador, we have increased demands on our water and sewer infrastructure. We appreciate the support from both the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in helping us provide the highest level of service to both our residents and business community."

His Worship Steve Tessier, Mayor of Conception Bay South

Quick facts

  • The government of Canada is contributing up to $883,412 to this project, while the province is providing $971,850. The Town of Conception Bay South will provide the remainder of the cost for this project.
  • Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Associated links

Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375

Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.

New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component
National and Regional Projects: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html

Town of Conception Bay South. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.conceptionbaysouth.ca

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, Brook.Simpson@canada.ca; Lynn Robinson, Media Relations Manager, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, 709-729-5449, lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca; Kristina George, Communications Coordinator, Town of Conception Bay South, 709-834-6500 ext. 108, kristina.george@conceptionbaysouth.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, media@infc.gc.ca, Twitter: @INFC_eng, Web: Infrastructure Canada

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