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Quebec water lines, sewer work receives $285K investment


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January 22, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The governments of Canada and Quebec will invest over $285,000 to complete water-related infrastructure projects in Montreal West, Que.

Over 300 metres of drinking water, wastewater and storm water lines will be replaced. Sewer separation work will also be completed on Percival Street.

“Today I am proud to announce our government’s contribution to the modernization of aging water pipes in Montreal West, my riding,” said Kathleen Weil, minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebeckers.

Investment for the projects comes from the New Building Canada Fund. The city is also contributing over $285,000 for a total government-municipal investment of over $855,000.

“I am delighted by the support from the governments of Quebec and Canada for this project, which has allowed the municipality to renew its infrastructure and ensure essential services for the community,” said Beny Masell, mayor of Montreal West. “In keeping with the objectives set by our administration, the new underground facilities will benefit all Montreal West residents.”

The New Building Canada Fund is a joint federal‒provincial program coordinated by Infrastructure Canada in partnership with the provinces and territories. In Quebec, the fund is administered by the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy.

Quebec’s 2017–2027 Infrastructure Plan calls for $7 billion in investments in municipal infrastructure under the Quebec Department of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy.

When combined with contributions from the Government of Canada and municipalities, a total of $15 billion will be invested in municipal infrastructure in Quebec over the next 10 years.

SOURCE: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA