Oromocto, New Brunswick, January 25, 2017—The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province's waterways by investing in projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date, efficient and meet communities' increasing capacity needs. These investments will also help create jobs and lay the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.
Matt Decourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Stephen Horsman, MLA for Fredericton North, today announced that a new project in Oromocto has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of the funding for this project—just over $500,000—and the provincial government is providing $250,402. The municipality will provide the balance of funding.
Thanks to this investment, Oromocto residents will benefit from the replacement of a cast iron watermain on Retigouche Road and Nasson Cresent.
This project is part of a list of 73 other clean water and wastewater projects recently approved across New Brunswick that will benefit an additional 46 communities. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of the funding for these projects—more than $38 million—while New Brunswick is providing more than $19 million.
Along with the 47 other CWWF projects announced in August 2016, a total of 121 projects are now approved, which amounts to more than $77.7 million in federal funds allocated under this program in New Brunswick.
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