Canada and Quebec invest in water infrastructure to ensure adequate services and stimulate the economy in the Côte-Nord region

SEPT-A?LES, QC, Sept. 11, 2020 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec are taking decisive action to meet the needs of communities by investing in green infrastructure projects in all regions of Quebec. Providing communities with modern and reliable water infrastructure is a shared priority for both governments.Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and AndrAe Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced funding for three infrastructure projects to upgradeAmunicipal drinking water, storm-water management and wastewater collection systemsAin the CA?te-Nord region.A These projects will replace over 6.6 km of drinking water, wastewater, and storm water pipes, add new storm water pipes for sewer separation, and rehabilitate wastewater pumping stations. The Government of Canada is investing over $2.6 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Plan. The Government of Quebec is also investing over $2.6Amillion through the Fonds pour l'infrastructure municipale d'eau (FIMEAU) funding program. Municipalities will be contributing a total of approximately $1.3 million for these projects.These federala??provincial contributions are part of a significant $637.8 million investment, announced by both governments on August 20, to upgrade water infrastructure in the province.Quotes
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