Town of Chibougamau to upgrade its waste water pumping stations
Chibougamau, Quebec — The governments of Canada and Quebec are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province’s waterways by investing in projects to ensure water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date and efficient and meet communities’ increasing capacity needs. These investments will also help create jobs and grow the economy.
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with Jean Boucher, Member of the National Assembly for Ungava and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal region, announced an investment of more than $2.2 million for upgrades to Chibougamau’s waste water pumping stations, in the Nord-du-Québec region, under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. This financial support will contribute to maintaining, renewing or developing the municipality’s infrastructure to ensure the production and distribution of high quality drinking water for residents or the proper disposal and treatment of waste water.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.3 million in this project and the Government of Quebec is providing almost $880,000 for a total joint contribution of over $2.2 million. The municipality will provide the remainder of the funding.
The approval of this project was made possible by the signing of a bilateral agreement between Canada and Quebec in July 2016, which made funding available for water projects across the province.
“We are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that help protect the environment and preserve public health, while paving the way for economic growth and for the creation of good-paying middle class jobs,” said Sohi.