CHELSEA, QUEBEC, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 -- Families in Chelsea will now benefit from a new sewer line and wastewater treatment system, thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec. These upgrades will improve the quality of life of residents and promote economic growth in the region for years to come.
That is what Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, announcedat the inauguration of the wastewater treatment facilities, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, together with the representative for Quebec, Stéphanie Vallée, Minister of Justice, Minister responsible for the Outaouais region, and Member of the National Assembly for Gatineau, who spoke on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, in the presence of Caryl Green, Mayor of the Municipality of Chelsea.
This project involved installation sewer pipe beneath the Old Chelsea Road and Padden Street in the Centre sector of town, in addition to building a pumping station and purification station equipped with fluidized bed reactors.
The governments of Canada and Quebec each contributed $1,224,183 to this project, for a combined contribution of $2,448,366 under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund. An additional $871,634 was provided by the Municipality of Chelsea.
"The Government of Canada recognizes that water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining clean waterways and a healthy environment," SAID Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. "Together with our regional partners, we are committed to ensuring that municipalities receive the support they need to create sustainable communities. We are making investments that improve the quality of life for everyone, but especially for our middle class, while establishing a solid foundation for economic prosperity in the years to come. It's thanks to these initiatives and to the project we're celebrating today that we will build the Canada of the 21st century and ensure a high quality of life for generations to come."
"The new wastewater treatment facilities will provide the citizens of Chelsea with access to modern and high-quality public infrastructure," said Stéphanie Vallée, Minister of Justice, Minister responsible for the Outaouais region and Member for Gatineau on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and Minister responsible for the Montréal region. "In fact, starting today, this water project will help to improve public health, safety and security, while renewing community infrastructure that will benefit the population of Chelsea. Our support for these projects demonstrates our commitment to tangibly and sustainably improving community infrastructure that is essential to improving the quality of life of our citizens."