Canada and Quebec have announced financial support for a project to improve water-related infrastructure in Montreal West.

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce‒Westmount, and Kathleen Weil, Minister Responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions, Minister Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebeckers and Member of the National Assembly for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, yesterday announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest over $285,000 for the completion of a water-related infrastructure project in Montreal West.

“We are committed to investing in local infrastructure that provides communities with modern, reliable water and wastewater services. This project in Montreal East, in addition to other major work taking place in the region, will help protect the environment and keep our communities healthy,” said Garneau.

This financial assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund. The City is also contributing over $285,000 for a total government-municipal investment of more than $855,000. The project involves replacing more than 300 metres of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater lines, as well as completing sewer separation work on Percival Street.

“Today I am proud to announce our government’s contribution to the modernization of aging water pipes in Montreal West, my riding,” said Weil. “Promoting the growth of an efficient water works network in the Montreal Region is a priority of our Stratégie gouvernementale pour assurer l’occupation et la vitalité des territoires.”

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