Canada and Quebec have supported water infrastructure in the municipality of Saint-Boniface with more than $5.2 million in financial assistance under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
Pierre Giguère, Member of the National Assembly for Saint-Maurice, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Marc H. Plante, Member of the National Assembly for Maskinongé, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for the Regions; and Pierre Desaulniers, Mayor of the Municipality of Saint-Boniface, kicked off work this week.
“After more than 20 years of unsuccessful attempts, the municipality of Saint-Boniface is happy to finally have a stable and innovative solution for its wastewater treatment,” said Mayor Desaulniers. “We are very pleased that, with our provincial and federal partners, we can go forward with an innovative project that allows us to develop Saint-Boniface in a new and greener way.”
Work in Saint-Boniface includes building an aerated wastewater treatment pond, rebuilding the Langevin pumping station, and replacing the Paix pumping station.
“I am pleased to report the start of this work, which will enable the Municipality of Saint-Boniface to increase its wastewater treatment capacity,” said Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, François-Philippe Champagne. “We are committed to investing in local infrastructure that provides Canadians with access to reliable and modern water and wastewater treatment services.”
The Government of Canada is contributing more than $3.1 million to this project, and the Government of Quebec is providing close to $2.1 million. The Municipality will provide the remaining funding, bringing the total government‑municipal investment to over $6.3 million.