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New Brunswick to Survey Parlee Beach Wetlands, Protect Water Quality

Posted on June 21, 2017
A ground survey to delineate wetlands in the area surrounding Parlee Beach begins this week. The project is part of the government’s effort to improve water quality at the beach. The declaration of Parlee Beach as a unique feature of the environment means developments that could affect water quality at the beach now require a review by the Department of Environment and Local Government to determine if an Environmental Impact Assessment is needed. “I encourage all property owners in the area to allow access to their properties for this survey to be conducted in order to help us get things done, as this will improve our understanding [...]

Nearly $30M in Funding for PEI Water Systems

Posted on June 12, 2017
The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have announced nearly $30 million in funding for 26 water and wastewater projects throughout the province. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan and Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, announced on Friday more than $29.8 million for 26 water infrastructure projects across the Island. “By pooling our resources, the federal and provincial governments—combined with municipalities and community partners—can make important investments that protect our province, safeguard the environment and deliver reliable [...]

$20M from Feds to PEI for Stormwater Infrastructure

Posted on June 9, 2017
The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island will invest in local water infrastructure to provide modern services for stormwater and drinking water. These investments aim to continue safeguarding the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways, and preserve local ecosystems. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan and Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, today announced more than $29.8 million for 26 water infrastructure projects across the Island. The Government of Canada is contributing $19,899,154 to the projects, representing 50 per [...]

$14M for Prince Edward Island Wastewater Projects

Posted on May 26, 2017
The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have announced more than $14 million for wastewater projects in the province. H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced $14,381,250 in combined funding for the installation of a wastewater delivery pipeline from Stratford to Charlottetown, the removal of the East Royalty lagoon, and the connection of East Royalty's system to the Charlottetown Pollution Control Plant. “These investments will open up further development [...]

N.B., Feds Commit $3M for Water Infrastructure, Conservation

Posted on May 11, 2017
The Government of New Brunswick, with the federal government, will invest up to $3 million in strategic infrastructure and studies to support water quality improvements at Parlee Beach. Parlee Beach is also being declared as a unique feature of the environment. The declaration means developments that could affect the water quality at Parlee Beach will require an automatic review by the Department of Environment and Local Government to determine if an Environmental Impact Assessment is required. “The government is taking action to address concerns at Parlee Beach through enhanced monitoring and testing as well as improved communication [...]

Charlottetown, Water Conservation Program for Low Income Residents

Posted on May 9, 2017
The City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility Department is exploring the possibility of offering a Low Income Financial and Technical (LIFT) program for low income customers of the Utility. The intent of the program would be to provide those in need of assistance with an opportunity to have their home checked for leaks and, if required, have low flow devices, such as showerheads and aerators, installed to promote water conservation. Provisions will also be made to have toilets checked and higher flow toilets replaced if deemed necessary. "Water conservation is important to our residents, especially with the transition to a [...]

New Brunswick Commits $8.4M to Water, Climate Change

Posted on May 8, 2017
The Government of New Brunswick has announced that the Environmental Trust Fund will invest $8.4 million in environmental projects for the 2017–18 fiscal year. A majority of the projects are focused on water issues. “Our government is pleased to announce these projects,” said Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle while at the Coastal Zones Research Institute in Shippagan. “These types of local and province-wide projects help us address the impact of climate change, support a greener economy, promote environmental education, and create about 120 jobs each year, particularly for young New Brunswickers.” A [...]

Island Water Technologies to Receive Lieutenant Governor’s Award

Posted on May 4, 2017
Island Water Technologies (IWT), a manufacturer of solar-powered wastewater treatment solutions, will receive an Award for Engineering Achievement from the Office of Lieutenant Governor - Government of Prince Edward Island for its REGEN Modular Wastewater Treatment System. The recognition comes for the work carried out by IWT with the Canadian Military to design and develop a world-first, solar powered, mobile wastewater treatment system. The solution was designed to be suitable for disaster relief applications and remote military bases. Working in partnership with Aspin Kemp & Associates and Atlantic Advance Power Technologies [...]

New Brunswick Community Receives $2.1M for Water Infrastructure

Posted on April 25, 2017
St. Margarets, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, will receive approximately $2.15 million for water infrastructure upgrades. The project, announced on the 24th, is being funded through the Gas Tax Fund and involves upgrades to the water system, including two kilometres of new PVC water mains, the replacement of hydrants, the replacement of service connections, repairs to the reservoir, and a major upgrade to the existing water treatment building. “We are excited to see the funding in place to provide a long-term solution for addressing the necessary upgrades to this infrastructure,” said Transportation and Infrastructure [...]

$3.2M in Capital Investments for St. John's Water Systems

Posted on April 18, 2017
Yesterday, St. John’s City Council voted on whether to approve the Capital Plan for 2016–2018 — council minutes were unavailable at the time of writing. The plan includes $28.7 million in capital projects for 2017, including $3.2 million dedicated to its water systems. The capital plan will support a wide array of projects in St. John’s, as councillor Jonathan Galgay, chair of the Finance and Administration Standing Committee, explained: “It includes studies, facility renovations and upgrades, roadwork, park construction and improvements, and water and sewer projects. Implementation of automated garbage collection and the [...]

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