KEDGWICK (GNB) – About $3.9 million was announced today by provincial, federal and municipal representatives to improve drinking water reliability and stormwater management in Kedgwick.
“This investment in improved water and stormwater infrastructure is good for the community and good for the environment,” said Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman, who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation. “Communities across the province are thinking long-term about what they need to do to be more sustainable, and we are pleased to partner with them in their efforts.”
Funding will be used to replace water and sewer pipes on Notre-Dame Street between des Montagnes and Saint-Jean-Baptiste streets, and to install a new storm sewer line to separate sanitary and storm sewer collection services. The project is intended to eliminate boil water advisories caused by emergency work and reduce the overflow of stormwater into the sanitary system.
The affected section of the street will also be rebuilt with new curbs and sidewalks once the work is finished.
“Water and sewer infrastructure is key to keeping our communities and our environment healthy,” said Madawaska-Restigouche MP René Arseneault. “Today’s investment will make services more efficient and reliable, in addition to improving the quality of life of Kedgwick residents. We will keep working collaboratively with our partners to invest in critical infrastructure projects across the country.”
Arseneault attended for federal Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
The provincial government is contributing over $1.3 million for this project while the federal government is investing more than $1.5 million. The Rural Community of Kedgwick is providing more than $1 million.
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