The Town of Bouctouche, New Brunswick, will receive $2.65 million from the provincial and federal governments toward two infrastructure projects, including $2.3 million that will go to municipal water system improvements.

The Bouctouche, New Brunswick shore. Credit: Alex Vye.
The Bouctouche, New Brunswick shore. Credit: Alex Vye.

“This work will provide a good source of drinking water for the people of Bouctouche for decades to come,” said Mayor Aldéo Saulnier. “I am very grateful to the provincial and federal governments, because without this partnership, the project would not have been possible.”

The water system project will replace Bouctouche’s well No. 3 with two new water sources in the Girouardville Road area, north of the town’s centre. The commissioning of a replacement well will include the construction of a pumping station and a connection to the municipal water system. Foulem Construction Ltd and Beale and Inch Construction Ltd, of Caraquet and Sackville respectively, will perform the work.

The remainder of the money will go toward the paving of Du Couvent Road.

“The replacement of well No. 3 is essential and it will guarantee the supply of drinking water for the Town of Bouctouche for many years,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams. “It is a significant investment in one of the municipality’s most vital pieces of infrastructure.”

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