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Wedgeport residents to benefit from improved wastewater systems

WEDGEPORT, NS, Aug. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in green and local wastewater infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic, healthy communities while improving residents' quality of life and protecting the environment.

Today, Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; and Danny Muise, Warden for the Municipality of the District of Argyle announced funding for the installation of wastewater systems for the community of Wedgeport in the Municipality of the District of Argyle.

This project will improve on-site wastewater systems in Wedgeport, resulting in cleaner wastewater for residents. Once these projects are completed, residents will benefit from better quality water and a cleaner environment.

The Government of Canada is investing $417,144 in the project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Nova Scotia Government is contributing $347,585. The Municipality of the District of Argyle will contribute $278,130


"Ensuring that communities across Canada have modern infrastructure is essential to building a healthy, sustainable future. These investments are critical to ensuring communities in Nova Scotia can reach their full potential."  

The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development

"Investing in wastewater infrastructure is essential to ensuring Canadian families have access to modern reliable services. The wastewater project in Wedgeport will improve the quality of life for residents, protect the environment, and position the community for long-term growth."

Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova

"Reliable infrastructure is the foundation for building strong, sustainable and viable communities. Through this project, 50 homes will have their wastewater system replaced, ensuring the people of Wedgeport have the services they expect and depend on every day. It's a great step to building a stronger, healthier place to live here and in Nova Scotia." 

The Honourable Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

"We are thrilled that the federal and provincial governments support this important project. For years, Wedgeport residents have desired an improved waste water management for the community they love. Today's funding announcement will further ensure that we have a strong and healthy community, and a place we are proud to call home."

 Danny Muise, Warden, Municipality of the District of Argyle      

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Associated links

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map:

Federal infrastructure investments in Nova Scotia: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/ns-eng.html

Rural Opportunity, National Prosperity: An Economic Development Strategy for Rural Canada:

Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html

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