“Through our multi-year economic growth plan, we are supporting start-up businesses,” said Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey. “By supporting businesses like Burbank Water and Wastewater, we are helping to create employment in rural New Brunswick.”
Harvey spoke on behalf of Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for Opportunities NB.
The company processes raw streams and treats them to either generate cleaner water for use, or treats wastewater to make it environmentally acceptable for discharge.
“As a family owned and operated business, it is imperative that we invest in new technology that will allow for continued protection of the environment all the while creating new jobs in rural New Brunswick,” said Jeremy Brake, president, Burbank Water & Wastewater. “Burbank will become part of the critical infrastructure for potato processing companies in the area with the ability to generate purified water and deal with any wastewater.”
In support of this project, the company is eligible for a non-repayable contribution of $300,000 from Opportunities NB, which is a Crown corporation that works to attract and support opportunities to grow the economy and create jobs. It provides support services for businesses across the province.
The new wastewater treatment facility will create new full-time jobs for operators, maintenance personnel, lab technicians and a plant manager.
The company will treat wastewater from local potato processors.