Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments Invest in Upgrading Wastewater Infrastructure in Northeastern New Brunswick

TRACADIE, N.B., June 17, 2022 /CNW/ – From roads and buildings to water and wastewater systems, reliable infrastructure is essential to building stronger communities. Investments in safer and more efficient wastewater treatment help keep our communities healthy, green and sustainable.

Today, Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie—Bathurst, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; His Honor Denis Losier, Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Tracadie; Louise Blancharddeputy mayor of City of Caraqueton behalf of His Honor Bernard Thériault, Mayor of the City of Caraquet, and Guy Chiasson, Councilor for the Town of Lamèque, announced funding for three major wastewater improvement projects in Tracadie, Caraquet and Laqueque.

The funding will support the renewal of aging sanitary, water and storm sewer lines from Main Street to Tracadie. This will help reduce seepage problems and prevent annual water main breaks. In addition, the street will be rebuilt with an emphasis on active transportation.

In Caraquet, the funding will be used to improve the Landry Street lagoon, which consists of reducing the size of the lagoon, increasing the depth, repairing the dykes, adding a synthetic membrane to seal the lagoon and installing controls additional. In addition, residents of Lamèque will benefit from updated wastewater treatment infrastructure by constructing a new, deeper lagoon with a synthetic membrane and two ponds that will provide cleaner effluent.

These projects will benefit residents by improving wastewater treatment efficiency, providing more sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment, and supporting future growth in all three areas.

The government of Canada invest more than $4.6 million towards these projects through the Green Infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program. The government of New Brunswick invest more $3.8 millionwhile the municipalities of Tracadie, Caraquet and Lamèque offer more than $3 million in combined financing.

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“Our government is committed to helping families in the Acadian Peninsula maintain quality infrastructure. The investments we are making today, in partnership with the Government of New Brunswick and three municipalities in the Acadian Peninsula, will provide access to clean and safe drinking water and sewer services for generations to come. »

Serge CormierMP for Acadie—Bathurston behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Reliable infrastructure is essential to building stronger communities. Investing in these projects will provide more sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment and help prepare these communities for future growth.

The Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation

“Building together, an essential commitment! Investing in infrastructure strengthens the economy, creates jobs and builds our community. Effective asset management is the cornerstone to ensure that investments are made on time to minimize the costs of future repairs.”

His Honor Denis Losier, Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Tracadie

“The City of Caraquet is very pleased with the collaboration between the federal and provincial governments to enable us to maintain the good condition of our wastewater treatment infrastructure. »

Louise Blancharddeputy mayor of City of Caraqueton behalf of His Honor Bernard Thériault, Mayor of the City of Caraquet

“The Ville de Lamèque wastewater treatment lagoon renovation project is one of the municipality’s priorities in two respects. First, after 50 years, wastewater treatment must now meet new environmental standards. Second, this priority fits perfectly into the City’s asset management plan. of Lameque. We would like to express our gratitude to the federal and provincial governments for their commitment to the well-being of our residents.

Guy ChiassonCouncilor of the City of Lamèque

Fast facts

  • Under Invest in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion more than 12 years in public transport, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transport routes projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.
  • Over the past 6 years, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $66 million towards 23 sanitation infrastructure projects across New Brunswick under Investing in Canada Infrastructure program.
  • During this period, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $46 billion in communities through Canada support modern, world-class public infrastructure, including more than $2.4 billion for sanitation projects.
  • Infrastructure Canada helps address the complex challenges Canadians face every day, from the rapid growth of our cities to climate change and environmental threats to our waters and lands.

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Federal, provincial and municipal governments are investing in improving wastewater infrastructure to Northeastern New Brunswick

Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support three green infrastructure projects in three Northeastern New Brunswick communities.

The government of Canada invest more than $4.6 million towards these projects through the Green Infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program. The government of New Brunswick invest more $3.8 millionwhile the municipalities of Tracadie, Caraquet and Lamèque offer more than $3 million in combined financing.

Project information:
Green infrastructure component

Location

Project
Last name

project details

Federal
Funding

Provincial
Funding

Municipal
Funding

Caraquet

Landry Street
Lagoon
Rehabilitation

The Landry Street Lagoon upgrade consists of a comprehensive assessment of the existing lagoon, including reducing the size of the lagoon from 3.7 hectares to 2.0 hectares, but increasing the depth from 2 meters to 3 meters, repairing dykes, adding a synthetic membrane and installing new control structures. In addition, a two blower aeration system and a fine bubble diffuser air distribution system will be constructed. This will help increase the capacity for wastewater treatment and management.

$1,173,720

$978,002

$782,578

Lameque

Waste
System
Upgrades

Upgrading the water treatment system involves replacing the current treatment system with new components that would allow the system to deliver clean effluent. This includes the construction of a new deeper lagoon with a synthetic membrane and two basins, replacement of surface aerators with a fine bubble aeration system, replacement of the outfall and tidal effluent discharge. descending to reduce its impact on the estuary. .

$1,776,000

$1,479,852

$1,184,148

Tracadie

Main Street.
Infrastructure
– Phase 2

The renewal and replacement of the aging sanitary sewer, water supply and storm sewer lines on Principale Street will solve infiltration problems and prevent water main breaks.

$1,653,897

$1,378,110

$1,102,735

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For further information: Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, 343-574-8116, [email protected]; Mary-Anne Hurley-Corbyn, Director of Communications, Regional Development Corporation, Government of New Brunswick, 506-429-2624, [email protected]; Media Relations, Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]

Melissa C. Keyes