Fredericton water infrastructure to receive $36M overhaul

From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Jill Green; Fredericton MP Jenica Atwin; and Fredericton Mayor Kate Rogers.Photo courtesy Regional Development Corporation

Two projects in Fredericton, New Brunswick, received more than $36 million to upgrade the city’s stormwater and wastewater infrastructure to improve services, increase capacity, and reduce the effects of climate change.

One of the projects is related to ongoing upgrades at the Barkers Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Specialized tanks, pumps, pipes, and other systems related to the treatment of wastewater are being replaced. This work will reduce the likelihood of failures and water loss at the facility, minimizing its potential impact on nearby bodies of water.

The second project will involve the renewal of water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure on various streets around the city over the next five years.

“Water-related infrastructure plays a pivotal role in the health of residents and the environment,” says Fredericton MP Jenica Atwin. “Upgrading and modernizing water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure in Fredericton will help the community better meet demands for services, while increasing capacity to handle a changing climate.”

The provincial government is contributing approximately $12.1 million for these two projects. The federal government is investing around $14.6 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The City of Fredericton itself will provide about $9.7 million.

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