The City of Gracefield, Quebec will receive a joint federal-provincial investment of $2.8 million under the Provincial-Territorial (PT) Base Fund.

This investment involved the construction of a water filtration plant, including state of the art equipment, to treat water from the Gatineau River. The municipality’s water supply system serves 720 residents supplied from the Gatineau River.

The total eligible cost to complete this initiative is $3.5 million. The respective contributions of the Governments of Canada and Quebec were set at $1.4 million, for a total of $2.8 million in government assistance, while the Town of Gracefield will cover the remaining $700,000 in projects.

The governments of Canada and Quebec recently signed an agreement to accelerate the $175 million PT Base Fund payment. This amount, which was to have been paid over a seven-year period extending to 2014, will now be available over the next two years to implement 65 municipal and provincial initiatives.

The contribution from the Government of Quebec comes from the Quebec infrastructure plan, le Plan quebecois des infrastructures.

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