Better stormwater infrastructure for Waterloo residents

Nine new projects approved in Waterloo

WATERLOO, ON, July 25, 2017 /CNW/ - 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 Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Daiene Vernile, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Dave Jaworsky, Mayor of the City of Waterloo, today announced that new projects in Waterloo 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—$2,186,832. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects —$1,093,416, and the City of Waterloo will fund the remaining costs of the projects.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Waterloo will benefit from several projects that will remove built up sediment to ensure that stormwater management facilities meet the Ministery of Environment's compliance standards.This work will also improve pond function and extend the lives of these assets. 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 removing sediment from these stormwater ponds in Waterloo, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament for Waterloo,
On behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The government of Ontario is committed to investing in local infrastructure. This year, we're providing almost $270 million in water and wastewater infrastructure, including over $1 million for nine projects in the City of Waterloo. We continue to invest in the kinds of infrastructure projects that keep our communities safe, provide reliable access to clean water, and protect our waterways."

Daiene Vernile, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

"Life is better in Waterloo because we protect our environment. Increased maintenance of our stormwater management ponds is essential to reduce the chance of flooding, and adapt to climate change. We are delighted the governments of Canada and Ontario are making a substantial investment in Waterloo's infrastructure, and are supportive of our efforts to build a sustainable Waterloo."

His Worship Dave Jaworsky,
Mayor of the City of Waterloo

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  • 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 Waterloo
Nine new projects approved in Waterloo

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 nine projects in Waterloo have been approved for federal funding amounting to $2,186,832.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

City of Waterloo

Sediment Removal from Pond 52 to Restore Design Permanent Pool Volume of 560 m3

$109,026

$54,513

February 1, 2017

City of Waterloo

Sediment Removal from Pond 12 to Restore Design Permanent Pool Volume of 2342 m3

$205,226

$102,613

February 1, 2017

City of Waterloo

Sediment Removal from Pond 14 to Restore Design Permanent Pool Volume of 520 m3

$72,890

$36,445

February 1, 2017

City of Waterloo

Sediment Removal from Pond 7 to Restore Design Permanent Pool Volume of 2036.4 m3

$198,238

$99,119

February 1, 2017

City of Waterloo

Retrofit and Sediment Removal from Pond 20 to Restore Design Permanent Pool Volume of 1500 m3

$321,023

$160,511

November 1, 2016

City of Waterloo

Retrofit and Sediment Removal from Pond 30 to Restore Design Permanent Pool Volume of 700 m3

$200,133

$100,066

November 1, 2016

City of Waterloo

Retrofit and Sediment Removal from Pond 33 to Restore Design Permanent Pool Volume of 1550 m3

$402,483

$201,241

November 1, 2016

City of Waterloo

Retrofit and Sediment Removal from Pond 38 to Restore Design Permanent Pool Volume of 4087 m3

$522,610

$261,305

November 1, 2016

City of Waterloo

Sediment Removal from Pond 55 to Restore Design Permanent Pool Volume of 180 m3

$155,199

$77,599

February 1, 2017

 

Associated links

Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375

Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf/cwwf-program-programme-eng.html.

Build ON 2017 Infrastructure Update: https://www.ontario.ca/page/buildon-2017-infrastructure-update

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, brook.simpson@canada.ca; Katrina Kim, Media Contact, Government of Ontario, 416-327-7227, katrina.kim@ontario.ca; Shelly Reed, Communications Specialist, Corporate Services, City of Waterloo, 519-747-8515, shelly.reed@waterloo.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca, Twitter: @INFC_eng, Web: Infrastructure Canada

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