That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done.
Strategic investments in safe and modern water and wastewater infrastructure will play a key role in ensuring Western Newfoundland residents have access to reliable services to support a healthy community.
Today, Gudie Hutchings, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for Newfoundland and Labrador, announced more than $9.5 million in joint funding for 13 projects to improve potable water services and wastewater infrastructure in communities in Western Newfoundland and Labrador.
In Burgeo, work consists of replacing over 970m of water main, from intake to the water treatment building. This project will provide residents and visitors with improved water quality, and increased access to potable water services.
This important project, as well as others announced today, will safeguard public health, protect the environment, and build healthy sustainable communities for generations to come.