Feds, province and municipality jointly invest in N.B. district’s drinking water infrastructure
Governments earmark $4.2 million toward improvements in St. Stephen, Nackawic-Millville
May 9, 2023 By Government of Canada
St. Stephen, N.B. – A joint investment of more than $4.2 million for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements in the Municipal District of St. Stephen and Nackawic-Millville Rural Community has been made by three levels of government.
The funding will support the separation of combined sewers and upgrades to underground infrastructure along several main roads in the Municipal District of St. Stephen. The work will include constructing new storm sewers, replacing existing water mains, adding several catch basins and manholes, as well as renewing the asphalt on School Street and Union Street. Combined sewer separation projects will help reduce the chance of a sanitary pump failure during flooding events, reduce the risk of basement flooding for residents and lower operation and maintenance costs.
The funding will also help upgrade Nackawic-Millville Rural Community’s north side wastewater treatment facility by enhancing the filtration system, replacing the water tanks and adding a new disinfectant system, which will extend the lifespan of the facility.
These projects will provide the Municipal District of St. Stephen and Nackawic-Millville Rural Community with increased access to potable water and improve their capacity to manage wastewater and storm water.
“These projects will provide the Nackawic–Millville and St. Stephen with increased access to potable water, improved capacity to manage wastewater and storm water, as well as better streets,” Réjean Savoie, minister responsible for New Brunswick’s Regional Development Corporation, said. “Funding for improvements like this are part of our government’s commitment to build vibrant and sustainable communities.”
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