Nova Scotia

Havre Boucher wastewater upgrade complete

The community of Havre Boucher opened an expanded and improved wastewater treatment facility on Sunday.

The community of Havre Boucher opened an expanded and improved wastewater treatment facility on Sunday.

Nearly 200 households will have their wastewater treated at the upgraded facility.

The project included the design and construction of a replacement facility and expansion of the collection system.

"Investments in infrastructure projects like this one for the Havre Boucher area, and the partnership of the different levels of government, will help reduce our impact on the environment while making life better for the residents and the community," Maurice Smith, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, said in a statement.

"The construction of this facility has helped create good jobs and grow the economy."

The province, the federal government and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish each contributed $1,342,681 to help build the facility through the communities component of the Building Canada Fund.  

The total cost of the project was $4,028,044.

The communities component of the Building Canada Fund helps fund infrastructure projects in communities with populations of less than 100,000.

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