As the federal government releases new funding for water and wastewater projects in Quebec, officials in neighboring New Brunswick have announced the completion of three of their own water and wastewater upgrades.

In Quebec, on July 18, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities announced an investment of nearly $157,000 under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund for the sanitary sewer system extension on Route 271 and Avenue des Entreprises in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Beauce, a tiny municipality of over 600 residents within the Chaudière-Appalaches region.

“The Sainte-Clotilde-de-Beauce project is one of many we are supporting in the Chaudière-Appalaches region to help protect the environment and keep our communities healthy,” Infrastructure and Communities Minister François-Philippe Champagne said in the funding announcement.

The Government of Canada is also investing $94,500 in the sanitary sewer system extension project, rounded out by funding from the Government of Quebec that pushes the total investment to $189,000.

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“This support will extend our sewer network to serve more people while respecting the environmental standards that are always a big concern for elected officials,” added Gérald Grenier, Mayor of Sainte-Clotilde-de-Beauce.

In New Brunswick, meanwhile, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities announced the completion of three water and wastewater projects. Bathurst residents now benefit from improved water and wastewater infrastructure along Dumaresque Street, Murray Avenue and Bridge Street.

The Town of Beresford replaced its aqueduct and sanitary systems on Maurice Street and Luc Street to provide residents with modern, efficient municipal services. In the Village of Pointe-Verte, the existing stormwater collection system was improved thanks to a new stormwater sewer in the rue du Parc Ouest area.

The Government of Canada contributed 50% of these project costs – more than $540,000. The provincial government provided 25% — more than $270,000 — and the municipalities provided the balance of funding.

“Infrastructure investments for essential services like clean drinking water and reliable wastewater services contribute to economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities,” stated New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government, Andrew Harvey, in the project completion announcement.

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