Funding has been announced for a new wastewater treatment facility on the site of the existing two-step lagoon in Rothesay, New Brunswick.

“Investing in improved wastewater and drinking water facilities is an important part of delivering on our government’s priority to build vibrant and sustainable communities,” said Ted Flemming, member of the legislative assembly for Rothesay. “With projects like these, we are not only preserving public health and protecting the environment, we are also equipping these communities with the infrastructure they need for population growth and economic recovery.”

The new facility, which is the second phase of a larger initiative to modernize the Town’s wastewater collection system, will increase treatment capacity by using ultraviolet disinfection. Once completed, the new wastewater treatment facility will help release cleaner water into the Kennebecasis River. This project will help support a cleaner environment and ensure Rothesay residents can enjoy the local waterway for years to come.

“The Kennebecasis River is the most prominent physical feature of our town and its water quality must be of the highest quality for our residents and for the many others in the region who use it for recreation in all its many forms,” said Dr. Nancy Grant, mayor of Rothesay. “The funds announced today will enable us to ensure the wastewater coming from Rothesay is as good or better quality than that in the river receiving it. We are very pleased to be investing along with the federal and provincial governments to ensure this wonderful resource is protected well into the future and we thank the other orders of government for their support to our community in this green project.”

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The Government of Canada is investing more than $8.6 million for this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Program. The Government of New Brunswick is providing over $7.2 million, while the Town of Rothesay is contributing over $5.7 million.

Header Image Credit: Town of Rothesay.

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