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Backgrounder: Canada and Quebec fund three projects to improve water and wastewater systems across the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region

Investment of more than $4.1 million

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

Under this new federal funding program, the governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $4,125,140 million in three water and wastewater projects to ensure residents of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region have access to clean and reliable water sources. This is in addition to the projects announced with the signing of the bilateral agreement on July 5, 2016.

The Government of Canada is contributing $2,485,024 million for the three projects, representing 50% of the total eligible costs, and the province is providing $1,640,116 million.

List of new projects


Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date


Sanitary sewer extension, Highway 397 North and South and 1st Street West areas



November 7, 2016


Renewal of water pipes



October 31, 2016


Wastewater treament - Cléricy neighbourhood



June 1, 2017

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