Moncton Residents to Benefit from Improved Stormwater, Wastewater and School Ventilation Infrastructure

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MONCTON, N.B., August 23, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, the Honorable Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, Minister of Official Languages ​​and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Greg TurnerMember of the Legislative Assembly of Moncton South, on behalf of the Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and Bryan Butlerdeputy mayor of City of Monctonannounced the joint funding of more than $22 million for stormwater, wastewater and school ventilation projects Moncton.

With this funding, the City of Moncton will install a dedicated storm sewer backup system to provide sewer separation on three streets in the city’s downtown core. Lutz, Westmorland and Robinson streets will be completely rebuilt following the upgrades, and existing communication and power lines will be moved underground to improve reliability during ice storms. This project will beautify downtown Moncton, improve the City’s ability to manage wastewater and stormwater, and increase residents’ access to safe drinking water.

In addition, students and staff at Forest Glen School will benefit from cleaner air through the installation of vertical fans that precondition outdoor air supplied to classrooms. The school will also receive upgrades to building automation systems that centralize controls and programming to improve energy efficiency.

The government of Canada invest more than $9.2 million combined for both projects. The government of New Brunswick contribute more than $7.2 millionand the City of Moncton provides more than $5.6 million.

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“Investments in infrastructure are investments in strong and sustainable communities. Upgrades to downtown Moncton’s wastewater systems and improvements to the ventilation system at Forest Glen School support a healthier community. These projects are important in helping local economies grow and communities prosper.

The Honorable Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, Minister of Official Languages ​​and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Member of Parliament for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, ‘Infrastructure and Communities

“We are experiencing unprecedented growth in the Greater Moncton area. These upgrades will ensure we have reliable water and wastewater infrastructure that will support this growth and, at the same time, mitigate the risks associated with climate change.

Greg TurnerMember of the Legislative Assembly of Moncton Southfrom the Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation

“We have worked diligently to plan for the continued growth of our downtown. Having the right infrastructure in place will allow us to move forward and further densify this part of the city. We thank the federal governments and provincial for their continued support of projects that are not always very visible, but play a crucial role in the future of our city.”

Bryan Butlerdeputy mayor of City of Moncton

Fast facts

  • The government of from Canada funding comes from the Green Infrastructure Stream and the COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program.

  • Under Invest in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion more than 12 years in public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.

  • Over the past 6 years, more $7.9 billion investment in Canada Plan funding has supported green energy and COVID-19 resilience infrastructure projects across the country.

  • The government of Canada invested more than $339 million in more than 200 infrastructure projects across New Brunswick under Investing in Canada Infrastructure program.

  • Infrastructure Canada helps address the complex challenges Canadians face every day, from the rapid growth of our cities to climate change and environmental threats to our waters and lands.

  • The funding announced today is supported by the Government of from Canada work under the Atlantic Growth Strategy to create well-paying middle class jobs, strengthen local economies and build inclusive communities.

Related links

Federal investments in infrastructure New Brunswick
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/prog-proj-nb-eng.html

Invest in Canada Plan the project map
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html

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