STANLEY, NB, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is 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. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems.
T.J. Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique — Mactaquac on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Barbara MacDonald, Deputy-Mayor of the Village of Stanley, today announced joint funding of more than $1 million to improve wastewater treatment in Stanley.
The Government of Canada is contributing more than $521,000 to this project and the Government of New Brunswick is providing more than $260,000 through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Village of Stanley is providing the balance of the funding.
This project involves assessing the Village's existing wastewater treatment plant and sanitary collection system. Work will also include the renewal of manholes, the replacement of the Southside wastewater pumping station, improvements to the Northside station, and the installation of new flow meters. This project is essential to keeping the Village's waterways clean and the community healthy and livable.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and New Brunswick for clean water and wastewater.
"By investing in wastewater infrastructure, the Government of Canada is supporting Canada's ongoing transition to a clean, sustainable growth economy and creating well-paying middle class jobs. The Village of Stanley's wastewater treatment improvements will ensure residents continue to have access to high-quality municipal services, while protecting public health, and safeguarding the local environment."
T.J. Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique — Mactaquac on behalf of The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining clean waterways and a healthy environment. Targeting smart infrastructure investments to produce long-term prosperity and strengthen communities will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of life of residents of the Village of Stanley."
The Honourable Andrew Harvey, Minister of Environment and Local Government
"The Village of Stanley is pleased to be working with the different levels of government to achieve funding for this much needed sewer treatment infrastructure. Our current system was installed in 1979 and required some extensive repairs in order to service the residents of our community. The repairs will help us to make necessary changes in order to comply with environment and local government regulations of the day."
Barbara MacDonald, Deputy-Mayor of the Village of Stanley
- 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 New Brunswick:
Atlantic Growth Strategy:
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894, [email protected]; Anthony Doiron, Communications, Environment and Local Government, 506-444-2447, [email protected]; Village of Stanley, 506-367-3245, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]