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New water mains granted funding for Quebec City region municipality

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An investment of nearly $1.2 million will be used to replace water mains in the Quebec City region of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, according to a new federal funding announcement.

Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and Michel Matte, Member of Quebec’s National Assembly for Portneuf, announced an investment of more than $976,000 under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund to replace water mains under sections of Rue de la Station and Avenue Narcisse in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, which boasts a population of about 3,000.

These aging pipes have been leaking, officials noted.

The Government of Canada is contributing more than $588,000 to this project, and the Government of Quebec is providing more than $388,000. The municipality will provide the remaining funding, bringing the total government municipal investment to nearly $1.2 million.

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Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2019.

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