Eastern Newfoundland residents to benefit from improved drinking water, wastewater, and road infrastructure

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Clarenville, Newfoundland, August 30, 2019— Strategic investments in clean drinking water systems, wastewater management, and local road infrastructure play a key role in supporting safe, efficient, and sustainable communities.

Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity,  on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, today announced funding for 19 water, wastewater, and road infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Projects involve improvements to water delivery, storage and treatment facilities, and wastewater and sewage management infrastructure, including revitalized pipes, pumping stations, and lift stations. Residents and commuters will also benefit from smoother, safer roads, and structural upgrades to the Newtown Bridge.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $20.9 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS), New Building Canada Fund - National and Regional Projects (NRP), New Building Canada Fund - Small Communities Fund, and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing more than $24 million, while the municipalities are contributing more than $1.4 million to these projects.

Quotes

“Upgrading water, wastewater, and road infrastructure that benefits the people who live, work in and visit Newfoundland is an excellent example of how we are working to build more sustainable infrastructure that will serve communities now and in the future.”

Churence Rogers, Member of Parliament for Bonavista—Burin—Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Quick facts

  • Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation infrastructure, and rural and northern communities infrastructure.

    • $26.9 billion of this funding is supporting green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
    • More than $10.1 billion of this funding is supporting trade and transportation projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

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