St. Stephen, NB – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Réjean Savoie, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, His Worship Allan MacEachern, Mayor of the Municipal District of St. Stephen, and His Worship Tim Fox, Mayor of Nackawic-Millville Rural Community, announced a joint investment of more than $4.2 million for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in the Municipal District of St. Stephen and Nackawic-Millville Rural Community.

Funding will support the separation of combined sewers and upgrades to underground infrastructure along several main roads in the Municipal District of St. Stephen. The work will include constructing new storm sewers, replacing existing watermains, adding several catch basins and manholes, as well as renewing the asphalt on School Street and Union Street. Combined sewer separation projects will help reduce the chance of a sanitary pump failure during flooding events, reduce the risk of basement flooding for residents and lower operation and maintenance costs.

Additionally, the funding will upgrade Nackawic-Millville Rural Community’s north side wastewater treatment facility by enhancing the filtration system, replacing the water tanks and adding a new disinfectant system, which will extend the lifespan of the facility.

These projects will provide the Municipal District of St. Stephen and Nackawic-Millville Rural Community with increased access to potable water and improve their capacity to manage wastewater and storm water.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, building resilient communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.

“Investing in water and wastewater infrastructure is critical for the growth and health of our communities and environment. Upgrading these assets in Nackawic-Millville and St. Stephen will better protect homes from flooding events and contribute to healthier Saint John and St. Croix Rivers.” – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“These projects will provide the Nackawic-Millville and St. Stephen with increased access to potable water, improved capacity to manage wastewater and storm water, as well as better streets. Funding for improvements like this are part of our government’s commitment to build vibrant and sustainable communities.” – The Honourable Réjean Savoie, minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada is investing $1,697,344 in these projects, while the Government of New Brunswick is investing $1,414,312. The Municipal District of St. Stephen is contributing $922,782 for two projects and Nackawic-Millville Rural Community is providing $208,922 for one project.
  • The Government of Canada’s funding comes from the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
  • This stream helps build greener communities by contributing to climate change preparedness, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting renewable technologies.
  • Including this announcement, 53 infrastructure projects or project bundles under the Green Infrastructure Stream have been funded in New Brunswick, with a total federal contribution of more than $193 million and a total provincial contribution of nearly $113 million.
  • Under the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • Infrastructure Canada helps address complex challenges that Canadians face every day—ranging from the rapid growth of our cities, to climate change, and environmental threats to our water and land.
  • The funding announced builds on the Government of Canada’s work through the Atlantic Growth Strategy to create well-paying middle-class jobs, strengthen local economies, and build inclusive communities.


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