Funding has been announced to renew and upgrade the water, wastewater, and stormwater systems in Shediac, New Brunswick.
“This investment is key to ensuring the protection of Shediac Bay’s beautiful beaches,” said Canada’s Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. “By upgrading the town’s wastewater infrastructure, we are investing in the health of our local ecosystems and our local economy.”
Working together, the Town of Shediac and the Greater Shediac Sewerage Commission will upgrade the sanitary, water, and stormwater systems on Main Street, Grand Pré Street, Inglis Street, and Dupuis Street. These upgrades will reduce the likelihood of overflow events at the lift stations and will increase the capacity to treat and manage wastewater and stormwater. In addition, a new ultraviolet disinfection process will considerably improve the cleanliness of the town’s wastewater before its disposal in the Shediac Bay.
“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 New Brunswick’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman, who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation. “We are pleased to partner with the federal and municipal governments to preserve public health, protect the environment, and equip Shediac with the infrastructure it needs for population growth and economic recovery.”
“This major investment in infrastructure renewal at the town’s main entrance supports growth in Shediac,” added Shediac Mayor Roger Caissie. “The work will allow for continued development in Shediac’s west end and help bring environmental benefits.”
The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.9 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Program. The Government of New Brunswick is providing more than $2.4 million, while the Town of Shediac is contributing more than $1.9 million.