Project made possible thanks to New Building Canada Plan
DEBERT, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Infrastructure Canada
Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, was joined today by Karen Casey, Nova Scotia Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Colchester North, and Bob Taylor, Mayor of the Municipality of the County of Colchester, to announce federal funding of up to $1,350,504 for the Debert Water Tower Replacement project under the New Building Canada Plan in Nova Scotia.
The project involves constructing a new drinking water tower to replace Debert's main water tower and updating the aging water control system. The community's existing water storage infrastructure does not meet existing and long-term water storage needs for businesses and residents in the area. It is also structurally un-sound and subject to leakage.
Once complete, the project will allow the Municipality of the County of Colchester to meet its water reservoir requirements for the community, as well as provincial water quality monitoring requirements. For residents and businesses, the project will ensure they have access to an adequate supply of high-quality drinking water.
The New Building Canada Plan is the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in Canada's history.
This unprecedented commitment is providing $53 billion to support provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure between 2014 and 2024.
Over this ten-year period, Nova Scotia will benefit from approximately $1 billion in dedicated federal funding, including almost $426 million under the New Building Canada Fund.
"With the New Building Canada Fund, our Government's support for public infrastructure has never been stronger. We are pleased to work with the Government of Nova Scotia to approve projects under the New Building Canada Fund. Investing in the Debert Water Tower Replacement project will ensure that infrastructure funding continues to flow as we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada."
Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
"We recognize the economic and social value of supporting municipalities that invest in quality infrastructure for their citizens. The provincial government's contribution toward the replacement of the water tower and system controls in Debert will help ensure this key piece of infrastructure continues to service the community. This funding shows our commitment to strong communities and we will continue to work collaboratively with our federal and municipal colleagues."
Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Colchester North
"Debert occupies an important place in economic and business growth in the province and Colchester County. I am very pleased that the federal and provincial governments have agreed to jointly fund up to two thirds of the cost of a major upgrade to the old water system that currently exists in Debert. The project will see a new water tower, a new well, and improved electronics and controls for water distribution in Debert."
Bob Taylor, Mayor of the Municipality of the County of Colchester
To learn more about the New Building Canada Fund - Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html.
For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.
To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.
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