Wastewater Project Funded in Canadian Town

The town of Shippagan will construct a sanitary sewer on Tom Street to improve wastewater management. The investment in the new sewer pipe is part of an agreement between Canada and New Brunswick for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick announced they're providing $254,613 in joint funding for a new wastewater infrastructure project in Shippagan, a town in New Brunswick. Serge Cormier, member of Parliament for Acadie–Bathurst, on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Wilfred Roussel, minister of Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs; and Anita Savoie Robichaud, mayor of the town, attended the announcement.

The government of Canada is providing up to $169,742, and the government of New Brunswick is contributing $84,871 for the construction of a sanitary system in Shipaggan. The town will provide $84,871, bringing the total federal-provincial-municipal investment to $339,484.

The town will construct the sanitary sewer on Tom Street to improve wastewater management. The investment in the new sewer pipe is part of an agreement between Canada and New Brunswick for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. "Investing in wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and improving Canadians' quality of life. The government of Canada is working with provinces, territories, and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the new wastewater system in Shipaggan, which ensure that Canadian communities are sustainable and healthy now, and for years to come," said Cormier.

Roussel said the investment shows "your government cares about the health of all New Brunswickers. This investment will ensure the construction of critical infrastructure that will have a lasting and positive impact on the quality of life of the residents of this municipality."

Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and in Canada's rural and northern communities, with $26.9 billion of the funding supporting green infrastructure projects.

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