On June 29, the Government of Canada announced more than $200,000 in funding towards wastewater infrastructure upgrades in two New Brunswick communities.

The Village of McAdam, in the province’s south west, will receive upwards of $130,000 to replace a 75-year old sanitary sewer line and existing storm sewer. The work is expected to decrease the flow of stormwater into the sanitary sewer system, which will alleviate the burden on the area’s wastewater treatment plant.

“These upgrades support growth here in our historic and vibrant community,” said McAdam Mayor Frank Carroll. “The improved wastewater systems and the upgraded road are necessary improvement for residents and visitors alike.”

In the Village of Petitcodiac, $97,000 in federal funding will help replace an existing sanitary sewer force main under the Petitcodiac River. The cast iron pipe was installed in the 1960s, and is past its useful service life. A new force main will help protect the surrounding environment from potential contamination and contribute to making water treatment systems in the area more efficient.

“This project supports a clean environment through improvements to the village’s wastewater collection system,” said Member of the Legislative Assembly for Memramcook-Tantramar Bernard LeBlanc.

Federal contributions for both projects will come through the Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Plan.

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