Funding for 28 infrastructure projects in the Quebec City region has been announced by the federal and provincial governments.
“In collaboration with our provincial and regional partners, we are implementing 28 projects in the Quebec City area to ensure reliable and safe drinking water and wastewater collection systems,” said Jean-Yves Duclos, president of the Treasury Board and member of parliament for Quebec City.
“Modern and efficient water infrastructure is essential to support healthy and resilient communities throughout Quebec,” added Duclos. “These infrastructure investments will also help restart the economy in the region.”
These projects that will receive funding will help upgrade to municipal drinking water, stormwater management, and wastewater collection systems. Funding will also support the addition of new pumping stations.
“I am delighted that the Quebec City region will benefit from these water infrastructure projects,” said Joël Lightbound, member of parliament for Louis-Hébert. “This work is an important investment to ensure the sustainability of municipal infrastructure while creating jobs and helping communities get back on their feet.”
The Government of Canada is investing more than $32 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Plan. The Government of Quebec is also investing more than $32 million through the Fonds pour l’infrastructure municipale d’eau (FIMEAU) funding program.
“Our government is looking to stimulating the economy in various regions of Québec, including the Quebec City Region,” said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Andrée Laforest. “The FIMEAU program is enabling municipalities to efficiently manage their water infrastructure and offer quality services for citizens.”
These federal–provincial contributions—announced by both governments on August 20, 2020—are part of a significant $637.8 million investment to upgrade water infrastructure in the province.
“In the Quebec City region and throughout the province, there is a significant need to modernize municipal infrastructure,” said Geneviève Guilbault, deputy premier, minister of public safety, and minister responsible for the Quebec City Region. “Our government understands that the work related to the production of drinking water and treatment of wastewater generates major costs for all municipalities throughout Quebec. This is why it is essential for us to support them in offering quality essential services to our citizens.”