Funding has been announced for four water and wastewater projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. The projects will provide greater access to clean, potable water and improved sewer service to residents in the Town of Carbonear and the Town of Victoria.
“Green infrastructure investments are important to strengthening communities across Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Ken McDonald, member of parliament for Avalon. “These projects will help create well-paying, stable jobs during the construction phase, and they will have positive and long-lasting effects on the environment well into the future. We are contributing to our country’s economic recovery in these unprecedented times, so that our communities remain among the best places to live, work and raise a family.”
The work involves replacing storm sewers, water mains, and sanitary sewer pipes, while also upgrading portions of road along main streets.
“Investment in essential services like water, wastewater, and roads for municipal residents is integral to providing a safe, efficient, and sustainable community,” said Frank Butt, mayor of the Town of Carbonear. “These projects and funding are critical for assisting municipalities to provide residents with access to safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater systems.”
“Residents expect these basic and unequivocally important services, and we are pleased that both provincial and federal governments have continued to support our Town through these investments, ensuring the Town of Carbonear is a better community to live, work and raise a family,” added Butt.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $1 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing over $1.1 million and the municipalities combined are contributing more than $730,000.
“I am pleased to be a part of this great announcement,” said Barry Dooley, mayor of the Town of Victoria. “This project certainly provides a great commitment from this government in providing our province with the guarantee of safe drinking water and the proper treatment of wastewater in our communities. I want to thank them for their continued support in these necessary programs to enhance our residents’ style of living. Thank you to our MP, MHA, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and our government for this endeavor.”