The Government of Canada is investing over $2.2 million to upgrade the water supply infrastructure in two rural New Brunswick communities through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities remain great places to live, work and play, and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
“Investing in green infrastructure in our communities will ensure residents have a safe, reliable source of drinking water. Creating vibrant communities is one of our government’s key priorities. As our province recovers socially and economically from the COVID-19 pandemic, strong communities will be the foundation of our future growth.” The Honourable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Regional Development Corporation
With funding from GIS:
- The Village of Saint-Hilaire will benefit from increased access to potable water by drilling 3-4 exploratory wells, constructing 1-3 new wells, and excavating the land in order to connect the new wells to an existing pumping station. Once completed, this project will allow the community to meet water consumption demands and help remove a boil water advisory.
- The Village of Tide Head will see upgrades to several hundreds of metres of potable water line, sanitary sewer line and storm sewer line along a main road, to help protect the water supply and provide higher quality drinking water to residents.
- Tide Head residents will also benefit from replacing the potable water reservoir, which will increase storage capacity by 300,000 gallons, reduce water pump cycling, and increase the volume of water ready for consumption.
“First of all, I would like to thank the citizens of Saint-Hilaire and the management of the Madawaska Regional Correctional Centre for their patience and understanding. It is not easy to be without drinking water over such a long period of time. I thank both levels of government for their financial support. With this announcement, we hope to be able to start work as soon as possible in order to meet the deadline set by the community to complete the work by July 2022.” His Worship Jean-Pierre Ouelett, Mayor of Haut-Madawaska