Glace Bay, Nova Scotia has received federal and provincial funding to upgrade its water and wastewater systems.

“The upgrades to Glace Bay’s water and wastewater systems will not only improve water quality, but keep our people working and improve road conditions,” said Mike Kelloway, member of parliament for Cape Breton–Canso. “Our government is and will continue to invest in projects that improve drinking water, transportation, connectivity, and job creation.

The announcement was made by Mike Kelloway, member of parliament for Cape Breton–Canso, and Geoff MacLellan, minister of business and member of the legislative assembly for Glace Bay, and Cecil P. Clarke, mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

“Reliable infrastructure is the foundation for building strong, sustainable communities,” said MacLellan. “We are pleased to fund this project that will provide increased access to high-quality potable water and will improve the efficiency of the wastewater system ensuring residents and businesses have the wastewater and water services they expect and depend on every day.”

The project involves installing a water distribution main. It also involves separating the combined sewer main to replace it with new sanitary and stormwater mains. The improvements to water and sewer systems on many streets in and around Glace Bay will improve the quality of services for residents and protect the environment.

“Good, clean water is essential, and this project helps us provide that to our citizens,” said Clarke. “It also provides 11-kilometres of road rehabilitation, 3,000-metres of sidewalks, and 53 direct jobs for each year for the duration of the project.”

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“No other municipality in Nova Scotia has the high-priority regulatory wastewater obligations we do, so I greatly appreciate the federal and provincial governments collaborating with us to achieve this positive change for CBRM Citizens,” added Clarke.

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are each investing $4 million in this project through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada plan.

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