Prince Edward Island — Investments in key infrastructure build strong and healthy communities across Canada. From roads and buildings – to water and wastewater systems – reliable infrastructure provides communities with opportunities to grow and develop so that they are better prepared to overcome the challenges of tomorrow.
Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Ed MacAulay, Mayor of Three Rivers, announced water and wastewater infrastructure funding for the Town of Three Rivers.
Funding will support the water and wastewater systems in the Town of Three Rivers by providing approximately 80 households with efficient and convenient distribution and collection services. Residents will benefit from the newly constructed 2500 metres of expanded sewer main and 2000 metres of water main by eliminating the need for individual septic tanks and well pumps. Once complete, the new infrastructure will help to preserve the health of residents, protect local soils and waterways from contamination, and improve property values.
The Government of Canada is investing over $1.9 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Prince Edward Island is investing over $1.6 million, and the Town of Three Rivers is investing more than $1.2 million.
“Ensuring that our rural communities thrive is vitally important. These investments in water distribution and wastewater treatment services will make a real difference for Islanders and by modernizing these essential services, we are improving the long-term health and prosperity of our communities.” – Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities