Construction is underway on new wastewater facilities in the Centre district in Chelsea, Québec. A joint Canada-Québec investment of more than $2.4 million has been made toward the project, which has a total cost of more than $3.3 million, through the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund – Québec.
“Equipping communities with the modern infrastructure that is essential to the health and safety of their residents remains one of our government’s key objectives,” said Federal Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs Denis Lebel. “That is why we are proud to have contributed to this project and to mark today the beginning of work on this new water treatment facility in Chelsea’s Centre district.”
The project involves laying more than a kilometre of sanitary sewer pipes under old Chelsea Road and Padden Street, and building a pumping station and a water treatment plant. The upgrades will affect about 200 people, contributing to the health, safety, and public sanitation of the community.
“I am very pleased about the launch of work on these new facilities in Chelsea,” said Québec Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy Pierre Moreau. “This project is an important investment for the future of the town, and more particularly for the population in the Centre district. Once complete, this work will enable the municipality to improve water quality while contributing to the better health of its citizens.”