On July 21, Regional Minister for New Brunswick Rob Moore announced $116,530 in federal funding towards wastewater system upgrades in Alma, New Brunswick. The funding represents up to one third of the total project costs of $349,591.
The project will help increase the capacity of the Village of Alma’s wastewater treatment plant. With the upcoming completion of the Fundy Trail parkway – a seasonal, multi-use, coastal access network including roadway, bicycle trails, and footpaths – the village is expecting an influx in tourist traffic, which will put pressure on the treatment facility.
“Our community is an important tourist destination and the gateway to one of our province’s most treasured and important tourist regions,” said Alma Mayor Kirstin Shortt. “We’re pleased to work with both levels of government to ensure we continue to provide safe wastewater infrastructure and that we are well positioned for the demands of future business developments and growth.”
The Village of Alma wastewater system upgrade project is one of 39 projects in New Brunswick recently approved for funding under the Small Communities Fund.