ARCHIVED - Municipality of Fassett receives $2,095,400 in funding for wastewater treatment

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Canada-Quebec Infrastructure Works

Fassett, February 9, 2007 – Acting on behalf of Nathalie Normandeau, Quebec's Ministre des Affaires municipales et des Régions, Norman MacMillan, Member of the National Assembly for Papineau and Chief Government Whip, today joined the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, acting on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of Canada Economic Development, in announcing that the Municipality of Fassett will receive $2,095,400 in government funding under the Canada-Quebec Infrastructure Works program for improvements to its wastewater treatment system.

This funding will be used for the installation of sewage collection, interception and treatment infrastructure. These upgrades will include the laying of sewer mains in certain unserved districts as well as the construction of pumping stations, force mains and an aerated pond treatment plant. An outfall pipe will discharge the treated water into the Outaouais River. Some 400 local residents will directly benefit from this project, whose implementation will help improve the quality of the environment.

Completion of this work will necessitate an eligible investment of $2,606,354, toward which the Government of Canada and Government of Quebec will each contribute $1,047,700, for a total of $2,095,400 in combined government funding, while the Municipality of Fassett will assume $510,954 of the project's costs.

Fassett Mayor Michel Rioux said he is delighted at the positive impact this work will have on improving community infrastructure and enhancing local citizens' quality of life.

The Canada-Quebec Infrastructure Works Program is aimed at helping communities repair, replace and build water supply, sewer and sewage treatment systems, develop projects involving experiments with new technologies and create projects that enhance, restore or construct facilities with economic, urban or regional side benefits. This aspect of the program is overseen by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et des Régions du Québec. The program also supports highway systems and public transportation, under the responsibility of the Ministère des Transports du Québec and Infrastructures-Transport. Canada Economic Development administers the program on behalf of the Government of Canada. The program will generate work worth a total of $1.686 billion.

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Source:

Christine Poirier Laberge
Communications Advisor
Communications Branch
Ministère des Affaires municipales et des Régions
514-873-3687

Information:

Jonathan Trudeau
Press Secretary
Office of the Ministre des Affaires municipales et des Régions
418-691-2050

Roxane Marchand
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn
Canada Economic Development
819-953-5646
613-816-5094

Nadja Raphaël
Communications Advisor
Canada Economic Development
514-283-2634

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