ST. GEORGE (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments have announced more than $934,000 for three projects to improve water and wastewater services in St. George.

“Water and wastewater infrastructure play an important role in maintaining quality of living in communities throughout the province and country,” said Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason, who is also the minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation. “By investing in the Town of St. George’s lagoon aeration system, wells and water mains, we are not only preserving public health and protecting the environment but are equipping the town with the infrastructure it needs to spur population and economic growth.”

The projects involve constructing and improving wells to increase the supply of clean drinking water; improving sewer and water mains along Carleton and Portage streets; and updating a wastewater treatment system.

“Modern, reliable water and wastewater infrastructure is a priority for all Canadians,” said New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig. “These projects in St. George will ensure the continued development of healthy, sustainable communities in New Brunswick, providing services that meet people’s needs, now and into the future. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to make smart infrastructure investments that help protect the environment and preserve public health.”

Ludwig attended for federal Infrastructure and Communities Minister François-Philippe Champagne.

The town is providing over $384,000 for the projects.

“The Town of St. George is pleased to receive this funding from the federal and provincial governments,” said Mayor Crystal Cook. “Investing in local water and wastewater systems is necessary to improve people's quality of life, which is our goal for every project in the community.”