Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Tammy Scott-Wallace, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture and MLA for Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins; the Honourable Mike Holland, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development and MLA for Albert; His Worship Marc Thorne, Mayor of the Town of Sussex and His Worship Jim Campbell, Mayor of the Village of Riverside-Albert, announced joint funding for infrastructure projects that will improve water and wastewater services in two New Brunswick communities.
Funding will go towards the replacement of watermains in the Village of Riverside-Albert, which will increase the reliability of water services across the community while reducing operating and maintenance costs. This project will also protect the existing water supply and reduce water consumption by 20 percent, leading to an improved environmental performance for the city.
In the Town of Sussex, the installation of a new wastewater pumping station to replace aging infrastructure will improve the community’s ability to treat and manage wastewater. Once complete, the project will ensure residents have access to reliable and efficient wastewater collection and treatment.
The Government of Canada is investing over $733,700 in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of New Brunswick is contributing more than $611,300 and the municipalities are contributing over $489,200 combined.