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New Brunswick Communities Benefit from Federal Investments in Local Infrastructure

COVERDALE, NEW BRUNSWICK -- (Marketwired) -- 07/25/14 -- Several New Brunswick communities will soon benefit from improvements to their wastewater infrastructure, thanks to federal investments made through the federal Gas Tax Fund. A total of seven communities will see upgrades and improvements to their wastewater collection and treatment systems in Fundy Bay, Gillies, Greensborough, Harvey Lake, Havelock, Roachville and Sainte-Marie-de-Kent.

Work will span over several years and will range from upgrading and improving existing systems, to the construction of new wastewater treatment facilities and systems. In some areas additional households will also be connected to the local treatment system. Thanks to these projects, cleaner water will flow into our wells and local rivers, such as the Saint John River, the Petitcodiac River, the Kennebecasis River and the Bouctouche River.

The proper treatment of wastewater ensures the health and safety of families and residents while protecting our environment. Projects like these will contribute to the health and wealth of New Brunswick communities for years to come.

Quick Facts:


--  The Government of Canada is contributing approximately $10 million to
    these seven projects through the federal Gas Tax Fund.


--  To date, the Province of New Brunswick has received close to $295
    million from the federal Gas Tax Fund to improve local infrastructure.

Quotes:

"Our Government is pleased to support infrastructure projects that respond to the evolving needs of local residents. We understand the importance of providing communities with new and novel ways to modernize their wastewater infrastructure and protect our environment. Our Government's investments through the Gas Tax Fund will continue to generate economic growth and job creation here in New Brunswick and across Canada.

The Honourable Rob Moore

Regional Minister for New Brunswick and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)

"These projects will ensure responsible management of our water and wastewater, and will help us to assist local service districts in upgrading their infrastructure. This helps to foster a cleaner environment and sustainable communities, which contributes to a better quality of life for our residents."

The Honourable Claude Williams

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

Associated Links:

To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/local_government/content/financial_support/content/gas_tax_fund.html

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan: http://www.eap.gc.ca.

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Contacts:
Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
for the Regions of Quebec
613-943-1838

Kelsie Corey
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Rob Moore
Minister of State (ACOA)
613-941-7241

Bruce Macfarlane
Communications
Regional Development Corporation
506-453-8607

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
[email protected]

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