Funding has been announced to expand the water system in the Village of Memramcook, New Brunswick.

“Rural communities are an integral part of our country, and have been significantly impacted by COVID-19,” said Dominic LeBlanc, minister of intergovernmental affairs and member of parliament for Beauséjour. “Today’s important announcement will help expand water service for the community of Memramcook. Our government is committed to investing in infrastructure projects like this one across the country, because we know that when our small communities thrive—Canada is stronger.”

The water system expansion project will convert a test well into a production well in the new East Memramcook region. This will expand the capacity and the sustainability of the system and benefit the community by increasing access to potable water.

“Despite the pandemic, our vision for a better future for the people of New Brunswick has not wavered, which is why the provincial government is pleased to participate in this important infrastructure project,” said Gary Crossman, minister of environment and climate change. “By investing in water and wastewater projects throughout the province, we are helping to build vibrant communities and support the local economy.”

The project will also provide water to residences that are currently not serviced. A booster station and a water storage tank will also be constructed in order to provide sufficient water pressure to residents. This expansion will also provide a secure water source for an additional 175 users.

“This third phase of our water system expansion project is an important step in making significant improvements for the greater well-being of our residents and we are truly grateful for this essential funding,” said Michel Gaudet, mayor of the Village of Memramcook. “With this project, we can continue to move forward in improving our community while remaining focused on making needed services available to our residents.”

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The Government of Canada is investing more than $5 million in this project through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure program. The Province of New Brunswick is contributing more than $2.7 million and the Town of Memramcook is contributing $558,102.

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