January 31, 2005

Fowlie details departmental spending for 2005-06

FREDERICTON, NB-Environment and Local Government Minister Brenda Fowlie recently announced a 21% increase in the department's capital budget for 2005-2006 over the previous fiscal year; total spending will be $1.756 million. The department has designated $500,000 of the capital budget for the Clean Water Program, which provides funds to communities for water and wastewater systems, water supplies and sanitary surveys. Another $600,000 has been earmarked for improving provincial wastewater treatment facilities. The remaining $656,000 will go toward assisting local services districts in the purchase of emergency equipment and maintenance of fire halls and recreational facilities.

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