From roads and buildings, to water and wastewater systems – reliable infrastructure is key to building stronger communities. Investments in safer and more efficient wastewater treatment helps keep our communities healthy, green and sustainable.
Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Alexander (Sandy) Ross, Chief Executive Officer of the Saint John Airport Authority, announced funding for important upgrades to the Saint John Airport Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Through this funding the Saint John Airport Authority will make improvements to their existing wastewater treatment facility by switching from a chlorination disinfection system to a UV disinfection system. This will allow the system to treat more wastewater per day and to release cleaner water into the environment. Once completed, the improved wastewater treatment facility will feature a wastewater lift station, two pumping stations and one wastewater treatment plant.
These upgrades will increase the efficiency of the wastewater treatment facility, and support the future growth of the Saint John Airport, a vital piece of infrastructure serving travelers, businesses and residents of southern New Brunswick.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $941,000 towards this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, while the Saint John Airport Authority is contributing over $1.4 million.