The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each investing over $1.3 million towards the costs of improving local wastewater infrastructure. The City of Miramichi is contributing the balance of the $4.2 million total project costs.
The project involves replacing approximately 1,500 meters of water, sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure along Newcastle Boulevard. These upgrades will improve the reliability of the wastewater collection system, significantly reducing the number of incidents of discharge of untreated wastewater into a nearby stream. The project will also significantly reduce the operational, maintenance and property damage costs that the city currently incurs due to the ageing and inadequate infrastructure.