Strategic investments in public infrastructure, including funding for water and wastewater infrastructure, will help ensure the strength of communities in Eastern Canada.

T.J. Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique–Mactaquac, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, and the Honourable Bill Oliver, New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructureannounced funding for seven projects to improve local infrastructure for Western New Brunswick municipalities.

“Investments in tourism, highways and roads, water and wastewater services and recreational facilities are essential to building thriving, prosperous communities,” said T.J. Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique–Mactaquac, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development. “The Government of Canada is proud to support these important projects across New Brunswick and that will strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for our residents now and in the future.”

The projects include a water reservoir upgrade that will connect a 400,000 gallon reservoir to the water system in Saint-André, among other things.

Western New Brunswickers will also benefit from cleaner water, more efficient wastewater services, upgraded recreational facilities, and improved tourism sites that will strengthen their communities over the long term.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.8 million total in the seven projects through the Investing in Canadainfrastructure plan. The province is also contributing over $2.7 million towards the projects, with participating municipalities contributing over $320,000.

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