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16 projects will improve water, sewage systems in Mauricie, Que., with help of government fund


February 28, 2017
By Ground Water Canada

Shawinigan, Que. – The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing in projects meant to ensure Quebec water and wastewater systems are up to date, efficient and meet increasing capacity needs.

These investments will also help create jobs and grow the economy, the governments said in a joint news release. Federal and provincial government officials announced that more than $68,8 million for 16 water and wastewater projects in the Mauricie region has been approved for funding under the Clean Water and Waste Water Fund (CWWF). The financial support granted to the 12 municipalities will contribute to maintaining, renewing or developing their infrastructure to ensure the production and distribution of high-quality drinking water for residents or the proper disposal and treatment of waste water.

To mark this occasion, representatives met in Shawinigan, in the presence of Mayor Michel Angers, to announce the approval of an important project to extend the municipality’s water distribution system to Lac-à-la-Tortue. The federal government is providing up to half of the funding for this project – amounting to close to $21.5 million  – and the province of Quebec is providing close to $14.2 million.

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The federal government is investing more than $41.4 million in these projects in Mauricie and the provincial government is providing close to $27.4 million for a total joint contribution of over $68.8 million. The municipalities will provide the remainder of the funding.

The approval of these projects was made possible by the signing of a bilateral agreement between Canada and Quebec in July 2016, which made funding available for water projects across the province.