Boudreau-Ouest, New Brunswick, August 7, 2020—The governments of Canada and New Brunswick recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted smaller and rural communities across the province. Both governments are making strategic investments in infrastructure to meet the specific needs of rural New Brunswick municipalities and help them strengthen their local economies.
That is why governments have been taking decisive action together to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done.
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, president of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Member of Parliament for Beauséjour, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Andrea Anderson-Mason, Minster of Justice and Attorney General and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and H.J. (Harry) McInroy, Chairperson of the Greater Shediac Sewerage Commission, today announced funding to upgrade the Greater Shediac Sewerage Commission Wastewater Treatment Plant in Boudreau-Ouest, New Brunswick.
The project will include the construction of new wastewater facilities for screening and grit removal with blowers, UV disinfection, and a moving bed biofilm reactor as well as the construction of new pumped outfall, pumping stations, three lagoon cells, and 2,500 metres of wastewater pipes. Once complete, the upgraded plant will increase the capacity to treat and manage wastewater, benefiting rural communities in the greater Shediac region.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $16.1 million in this project through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure program. The Province of New Brunswick is contributing $10.7 million and the Greater Shediac Sewerage Commission is contributing $5.3 million.
This announcement is one of a series of important project announcements that will be made across the province over the coming weeks. The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are working cooperatively to support jobs, improve communities, and build confidence, while safely and sustainably restoring economic growth.