Canada and New Brunswick have announced a $4.5 million investment in landfill upgrades to prevent contaminated water from entering natural waterways.

Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest; John Ames, New Brunswick Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; and Joyce Wright, chairperson of the board of directors of the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission, announced the funding for upgrades to the Hemlock Knoll Landfill.

“This investment in a major expansion of the capacity of our leachate treatment system here at our landfill ensures that for the foreseeable future all waste water coming out of the landfill is fully treated before it is released into environment,” said Wright. “On behalf of the board of directors, I want to sincerely thank the Federal and Provincial governments for their tremendous financial support for this much needed investment.”

The project involves installing new treatment ponds and a new leachate filter, as well as upgrading pumping stations and site piping to reduce harmful waste entering surrounding waterways. Once completed, the rehabilitation of the Hemlock Knoll Landfill will be a more environmentally sustainable and cost-effective waste management system.

“We’re pleased to see this significant and environmental upgrade to our landfill system in southwest New Brunswick. This project is an important investment that will upgrade facilities in order to help us efficiently and responsibly manage our waste in the long run,” said Minister Ames.

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