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Cost-Sharing Agreement Struck for Water Infrastructure in New Brunswick Village

By Katherine Balpataky 01:44PM April 13, 2018

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The governments of Canada and New Brunswick announced life for New Brunswickers have reached a joint funding agreement for water infrastructure.

Karen Ludwig, MP for New Brunswick southwest, Rick Doucet, minister of Energy and Resource Development and Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, along with James Webb, deputy mayor of the Village of Fredericton Junction announced more than $6 million in joint funding for two new infrastructure projects that will benefit the people living in Fredericton Junction.

Two project: the replacement of a municipal well and refurbishment of the Wilsey Road Wastewater Pumping Station, will ensure the village can continue to provide residents with modern and efficient wastewater treatment services.

In a government press release, Ludwig said, “By investing in public infrastructure the Government of Canada is creating economic growth, opportunities and good jobs for the middle class. Strategic infrastructure like the water and wastewater systems in Fredericton Junction will ensure residents have access to clean water while also protecting the environment. Projects like these will help ensure the long-term health and prosperity of New Brunswick residents for generations to come.”

Mayor Webb stated,”We are excited for this funding announcement which will allow our village to address two major issues. Providing safe clean drinking water to our residents is our number one priority as well as providing them with a modern and efficient wastewater facility. We are pleased to have both the federal and provincial governments partnering with us to see these projects through—a clear demonstration of their support of rural New Brunswick and small communities like our beautiful little community of Fredericton Junction.”

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing $442,530 for the municipal well replacement project through the Small Communities Fund. The village will provide the balance of the funding. The Government of Canada is providing $143,750 and the Government of New Brunswick is contributing $71,875 for the Wilsey Road Wastewater Pumping Station renewal project through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The village will provide the balance of the funding.

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