The federal government is contributing over a half-million dollars for sewer and wastewater system upgrades in Lower West Pubnico.
The money comes from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency through the Innovative Communities Fund.
A federal investment of $550,000 will enable the Municipality of Argyle to undertake excavation and pipe installation, construct two sewage pump stations and do electrical work, engineering and licensing, according to the announcement, made March 22 by West Nova MP Greg Kerr on behalf of ACOA Minister Gail Shea.
The proposed upgrades support increased activities at nine private-sector seafood processing operators located along Dennis Point Road, which are contributing a combined $350,000 to the project.
The work will help ensure that the nine processors, which employ over 300 people, “can continue to meet the growing demand for their quality products,” Kerr said.
The Municipality of Argyle is contributing $200,000 to the project.
“These upgrades will create opportunities for local businesses and create a greener future for our communities,” said Argyle Warden Aldric d’Entremont. “Improving infrastructure creates quality services for residents and businesses and supports the growth of our region.”