New funding has been announced to support the City of Gatineau in improving water infrastructure with the replacement of approximately 4.9 kilometers of drinking water, wastewater, and storm water pipes including the addition of new storm water pipes for sewer separation.
The work will also include road restoration and roadway landscaping associated with the pipe replacement.
“Building healthy communities starts with investing in essential services. Working with our provincial and municipal partners, we are ensuring Quebecers have access to safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater systems,” said Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “Modern and efficient water infrastructure is essential to support healthy and resilient communities throughout Quebec.”
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 $2.6 million through the Fonds pour l’infrastructure municipale d’eau (FIMEAU) funding program. The City of Gatineau will contribute over $1.3 million for this project.
“I am very pleased with today’s announcement as it will enable the completion of a major infrastructure project,” said Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Mayor of the Ville de Gatineau. “The collaboration between these three levels of government is essential to implementing this type of project to address the major challenges that we have in terms of infrastructure. This project is also another opportunity to support economic recovery here in Gatineau.”
On August 20, the governments of Canada and Quebec announced an investment of $637.8 million to modernize water infrastructure in the province.