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Saint John to Undertake Watermain Installations with Fed-Prov Funding

By Todd Westcott 11:11AM July 10, 2018

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The governments of Canada and New Brunswick have announced seven new infrastructure projects for the City of Saint John.

Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay; Ed Doherty, New Brunswick Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saint John Harbour; and Don Darling, Mayor of Saint John, today announced joint funding of more than $4.4 million for the projects.

“Infrastructure investments for community spaces, roads, and essential services like clean drinking water and reliable wastewater services contribute to economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities,” said MLA Doherty. “Your government is getting things done in areas that are a priority for New Brunswickers. These investments will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of life of all residents.”

Watermains and sanitary sewers will be installed throughout the city, increasing the efficiency and reliability of the sanitary and storm sewer systems. This project will help keep wastewater out of area waterways.

“Through close partnerships with the federal and provincial governments, and investments in our critical infrastructure and community-based assets, we are paving the path to long-term economic, social and environmental prosperity and growth for the City and region,” said Mayor Darling.

The Government of Canada is contributing more than $1.6 million to these projects through both the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Small Communities Fund. The Government of New Brunswick is contributing more than $1.3 million and the City of Saint John is responsible for the remainder of project costs.

Other projects include road resurfacing and improvements to the city’s community centre.

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