Improvements to drinking water infrastructure coming to Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick
The project involves replacing the community's drinking water tank with a new steel reservoir and adding a disinfection system.
PETIT-ROCHER, NEW BRUNSWICK, April 5, 2016-- Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with Daniel Guitard, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Restigouche-Chaleur, on behalf of the Honourable Brian Kenny, Minister of the Environment and Local Governments, announced more than $1 million in federal and provincial funding for drinking water system upgrades in Petit-Rocher. Luc Desjardins, Mayor of Petit-Rocher, also participated in the announcement.
The project involves replacing the community's drinking water tank with a new steel reservoir and adding a disinfection system. Once complete, this work will help ensure residents have access to an ample supply of high-quality drinking water for years to come.
The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing up to $532,713 to this project through the Small Communities Fund, representing two-thirds of the estimated $1,598,139 total project cost.
The $1-billion Small Communities Fund supports priority public infrastructure projects in communities across the country with less than 100,000 residents. The project announced today is among 43 others approved so far in New Brunswick for more than $59 million in joint funding under the program. These represent important investments in the green energy, drinking water, disaster mitigation and wastewater infrastructure needed to build stronger, more sustainable communities.
"Our Government has made unprecedented commitments to support public infrastructure across Canada. By working in partnership with every order of government, we will target smart infrastructure investments to produce long-term prosperity and strengthen communities. We are very proud to be investing in this project, which will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of life of all Petit-Rocher residents."
Serge Cormier, Member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Funding infrastructure for essential services like clean, accessible drinking water is integral to supporting a community's capacity to grow and create jobs."
Daniel Guitard, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Restigouche-Chaleur, on behalf of the Honourable Brian Kenny, New Brunswick Minister of the Environment and Local Governments
"This is an important initiative for Petit-Rocher and I am pleased to see this project move forward. By partnering with the federal and provincial governments to provide safe, clean drinking water, we are improving the lives of residents."
Luc Desjardins, Mayor of Petit Rocher