The Canadian and Quebec governments are investing in water infrastructure projects in both Beaumont and Saguenay.
The federal, provincial, and municipal governments will each contribute $425,000 for the replacement of water pipes in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce. This brings the total government and municipal investment to nearly $1.3 million. This funding will enable the municipality to renew more than 650 metres of water and sewer pipes under Avenue du Palais.
The announcement was made by Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Norbert Morin, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy. Morin said, “The investment announced today will enable the Municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce to complete an important project to meet their water infrastructure…. This financial support clearly shows how working in partnership is improving the quality of life of our fellow citizens.”
Denis Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Chicoutimi‒Le Fjord, and Serge Simard, Member of the National Assembly for Dubuc, announced an investment of more than $10.2 million for four water projects in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Government of Canada is investing more than $6.2 million for these projects, and the Government of Quebec is providing over $4.1 million for a total joint contribution of more than $10.3 million. The municipality will provide the remainder of the funding.
“Thanks to this important investment, the Municipality of Magdalen Islands will be able to complete important projects to meet its needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. The financial support announced today clearly shows how working in partnership is improving the quality of life of our fellow citizens,” said Simard.