LEWISPORTE, NL, July 30, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs.
Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays–Central–Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Derek Bennett, Member of the House of Assembly for Lewisporte–Twillingate, on behalf of the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; and Her Worship Betty Clarke, Mayor of Lewisporte, today announced more than $2.1 million in joint funding to improve potable water service in the town of Lewisporte.
The Government of Canada is contributing over $733,000 to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—National Regional Projects. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will contribute over $1 million, with the Town of Lewisporte covering the remainder of project costs.
Project work includes adding a secondary water storage tank and twinned water main to the current water distribution system. This work will expand reliable and efficient water distribution to unserviced residents and neighbourhoods, and will improve overall water services in the town.
"The Government of Canada recognizes that investing in high-quality water and wastewater infrastructure is an essential part of building livable, healthy communities. Thanks to this support even more people and businesses in Lewisporte will have reliable drinking water service, improving the quality of life for local residents for decades to come."
Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays–Central–Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has prioritized projects that provide clean and safe water to communities across the province. By collaborating with our federal and municipal partners, we are pleased to be supporting the development of quality services and infrastructure for the residents, businesses and visitors for the Town of Lewisporte."
The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Newfoundland and Labrador
"The Town of Lewisporte would like to thank the Federal and Provincial governments for their commitment to ensure our citizens have access to clean water. With this investment our residents will benefit from infrastructure improvements that are essential to keep our community healthy and also protecting our environment."
Her Worship Betty Clarke, Mayor of Lewisporte
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
- $26.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
- Skilled workforce/Immigration;
- Clean growth and climate change;
- Trade and investment;
Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/nl-eng.html
Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894, [email protected]; Erin Shea, Director of Communications, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, 709-729-2575, [email protected]; Brian Peckford, Town Manager, Town of Lewisporte, (709) 535-2737, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]