Infrastructure Canada announced funding for important upgrades to the Saint John Airport Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Through this funding the Saint John Airport Authority will make improvements to their existing wastewater treatment facility by switching from a chlorination disinfection system to a UV disinfection system. This will allow the system to treat more wastewater per day and to release cleaner water into the environment. Once completed, the improved wastewater treatment facility will feature a wastewater lift station, two pumping stations and one wastewater treatment plant.

“The Saint John Airport is a key lever of economic development for Saint John-Rothesay. It connects residents and entrepreneurs in our region with the rest of Canada, cities on the Eastern Seaboard and global markets,” said Wayne Long, MP for Saint John—Rothesay. “Improvements to the Airport’s wastewater treatment facility are key to ensuring the facility can continue to serve more businesses and consumers in a sustainable way.”

These upgrades will increase the efficiency of the wastewater treatment facility, and support the future growth of the Saint John Airport, a vital piece of infrastructure serving travelers, businesses and residents of southern New Brunswick.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $941,000 towards this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, while the Saint John Airport Authority is contributing over $1.4 million.

“This funding will allow the Saint John Airport to replace aging infrastructure with a new state-of-the-art Wastewater Treatment Facility. On completion, the system will provide for treatment of current effluent flows with capacity for the foreseeable future. The resulting process will enhance both worker safety and environmental protection.” said Mark Bettle, Board Chair, Saint John Airport Authority.

Featured image: (Government of Canada-Impact Assessment Agency of Canada)

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