The federal and New Brunswick governments are joining the City of Fredericton in investing $5 million to upgrade the city’s main wastewater treatment plant. The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each investing more than $1.6 million toward the total eligible cost of the project. The City of Fredericton is contributing the balance.
The project involves major improvements to the existing treatment plant, which serves 90 per cent of the local population and is processing twice the wastewater it was designed to handle. The upgrades will increase the plant’s capacity to meet current standards, protect the local water courses and prepare the city for future growth.