More than $6 million in joint funding has been announced for seven projects in the Bay of Islands, in Western Newfoundland and Labrador. The projects will help safeguard public health and the environment.

“Investing in high-quality water infrastructure is an essential part of building greener and healthier communities,” said Gudie Hutchings, parliamentary secretary to the minister for women and gender equality and rural economic development.

“We are proud to invest in better water and wastewater services for these seven communities in the Bay of Islands, supporting future community growth, and protecting the environment,” added Hutchings. “Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”

In Mount Moriah, improvements to the potable water and sewer system along the western end of Route 450 mean area residents will have greater access to potable water and better wastewater management. These improvements will also provide new water and sewer systems for 35 homes in the area.

“Water and wastewater infrastructure is important to all of our communities,” said Derrick Bragg, minister of transportation and infrastructure. “We are happy to work with these communities to identify their municipal needs and to ensure their infrastructure can continue to operate for the benefit of their residents without interruption.”

Federal, provincial, and municipal representatives participated in the announcement for Mount Moriah and nearby communities. Image Credit: Government of Canada.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.1 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing over $2.6 million for these projects. The municipalities are contributing more than $1.2 million in total towards their respective projects.

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