Effects of U.S. trade war being felt in Tracadie

Tracadie wants to upgrade its wastewater infrastructure, however American-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium may see the plan delayed.

General Manager Daniel Hachey tells the Acadie-Nouvelle that the trade war with the U.S. is complicating Tracadie's plans due to metal suppliers keeping less inventory.

The municipality recently received its environmental approval and is ready to put the project to tender, but Hachey says there's no guarantee the work will be completed this year.

The federal government provided $5.7 million for water and wastewater upgrades two years ago.

Hachey says the project will be done in phases over the next two years.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)