Fundy Albert, NB – Fundy Albert will be building new wells and related infrastructure thanks to the combined investment of over $12.2 million from the governments of Canada and New Brunswick and the municipality. Announced by Wayne Long, Member of the Legislative Assembly Mike Holland, and Mayor Robert Rochon, this project will aim to address the recurring boil water advisories, reduce the pumping time of the current well and improve access to potable water in the Village.
This project involves building two new wells and new water supply infrastructure. This initiative is designed to correct high turbidity levels and lack of capacity to meet demands. Construction of new wells, reservoirs, pumphouse and booster station, water treatment plant, and the construction of a new watermain to connect the new wells to the municipal services will increase the capacity of the system to meet the town’s water needs throughout the year.
By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, building resilient communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.
“Investments in green infrastructure are key to building vibrant and sustainable communities. The investments we are making today will provide residents and visitors with high-quality services for years to come.” – Wayne Long, MP, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities
- The Government of Canada is investing $7,344,000 in this project through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, while the Government of New Brunswick is investing $4,079,592 and the Village of Fundy Albert is contributing $816,408.
- This stream supports projects that increase access to more efficient and reliable energy sources, improve community infrastructure, and improved internet connectivity for rural and northern communities.
- Under the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- Infrastructure Canada helps address complex challenges that Canadians face every day—ranging from the rapid growth of our cities, to climate change, and environmental threats to our water and land.
- The funding announced today builds on the Government of Canada’s work through the Atlantic Growth Strategy to create well-paying middle-class jobs, strengthen local economies, and build inclusive communities.