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BETTER WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

BETTER WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

 

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, today announced that 15 new projects in southwestern Ontario have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$2,766,994. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding, $1,383,497, and local municipalities will fund the remaining costs of these projects.

For example, thanks to this investment residents of London will benefit from a project that will design and construct flood proofing measures at the Vauxhall Pollution Control Plant, needed to protect the plant against stormwater damage. The project will also relocate a surplus generator to the plant for emergency power protection. These types of projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

Quotes

"Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the flood proofing measures at the pollution control plant in London, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"We are committed to building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure to benefit the residents of London. The Ontario government is taking action across the province by working with our federal and municipal partners to modernize and upgrade essential infrastructure, like the project announced today."

The Honourable Deborah Matthews, MPP For London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • Ontario is making the largest investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads, bridges, water and wastewater in the province's history – more than $190 billion in public infrastructure over 13 years, starting in 2014–15. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

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Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Ontario

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Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Ontario
15 new projects approved in nine communities

A new list of water and wastewater projects has been approved under the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement, which is designed to improve the safety and quality of water for Canadian families, while supporting a clean economy.

The Government of Canada is providing Ontario with more than $569 million under CWWF, and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs. The provincial government is providing up to $270 million, and will fund up to 25 per cent of total eligible project costs. Recipients will fund the remaining costs of the projects.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 15 projects in nine communities have been approved for federal funding amounting to $2,766,994.

 


 

 

Source: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/better-water-and-wastewater-infrast...