Better stormwater management for Sault Ste. Marie residents

53 new projects approved in 28 communities

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, July 17, 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.

Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and his Worship Christian Provenzano, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, today announced that a new stormwater project in Sault Ste. Marie has 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 this project—over $2.1 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project, over $1 million, and the City of Sault Ste. Marie will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Sault Ste. Marie will benefit from improved stormwater management which will reduce the risk of flooding and better protect the property and livelihood of local residents. Projects like these are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to this project, over $4.5 million in federal funding for 52 water and wastewater projects will benefit 27 other communities across Ontario.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for 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 Stormwater Management Pond in Sault Ste. Marie, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of 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 Sault Ste. Marie. 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 Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

"Water and wastewater management is vital to community well-being. I acknowledge and appreciate the governments' support of the City's efforts to improve our infrastructure and to continue providing quality essential services to our community."

His Worship Christian Provenzano, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie

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Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Ontario
53 new projects approved in 28 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 percent of the eligible project costs. The provincial government is providing up to 25 percent of total eligible project costs, and the municipalities will provide the balance of funding.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 53 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to over $6.7 million in total eligible costs. Additional projects in these and other Ontario municipalities will be identified in the coming weeks.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Blind River, Town of

Wishart Street sanitary sewer rehabilitation

$411,722

$205,861

May 23, 2017

Central Manitoulin, Township of

Replacement of the Programmable Logic Controller at the Mindemoya Water Treatment Plant

$107,500

$53,750

May 1, 2017

Chapleau, Township of

Removal of Obsolete Piping and Dewatered Sludge from Cell #1 at Chapleau Sewage Lagoon

$96,392

$48,196

April 1, 2017

Conmee, Township of

New construction of Culverts/rehabilitation to establish a crown on the road for proper drainage.

$50,000

$25,000

May 15, 2017

Dawson, Township of

Campbell Municipal Drain Upgrade along River Road and Jenkins Drive

$50,000

$25,000

August 1, 2017

Deep River, Town of

Parkdale Avenue sanitary sewer main replacement

$81,432

$40,716

August 1, 2017

Deep River, Town of

Huron Street sanitary sewer main relining

$12,200

$6,100

June 1, 2017

Deep River, Town of

Wastewater Treatment Plant - Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) Upgrades

$65,000

$32,500

March 1, 2017

Deep River, Town of

Wastewater Treatment Plant - 3 Sequencing Batch Reactor, Sequencing batch reactor Valves

$20,000

$10,000

September 1, 2017

Deep River, Town of

Minor upgrades to the raw water intake & pumping and piping systems low lift pumping station

$34,705

$17,353

January 15, 2017

Dorion, Township of

Reconstruction of open roadside ditches and culvert replacements on the Fish Hatchery Road.

$49,825

$24,913

May 1, 2017

Dubreuilville, Township of

Water treatment plant repairs - Inspect and repair or replace valves and piping in pump house due to leaks

$21,014

$10,507

January 1, 2017

Dubreuilville, Township of

Water treatment plant upgrade - Perform engineering study to design and install a contact time return line from contact chamber to analyzer.

$7,500

$3,750

January 1, 2017

Dubreuilville, Township of

Water distribution repairs - Replace seals and valves for 2 hydrants that are leaking badly in the distribution system

$10,000

$5,000

January 1, 2017

Dubreuilville, Township of

Water distribution maintenance - Swabbing of our distribution system for the entire community which is 5 km.

$12,654

$6,327

January 1, 2017

Gauthier, Township of

Conduct Engineering Rehabilitation Studies and Recommended Works on existing Stormwater and Wastewater Infrastructure at Various Locations in Dobie

$42,500

$21,250

May 1, 2017

Hearst, Town of

Upgrade 10th Street pumping station to prevent contamination of adjacent river

$87,500

$43,750

June 5, 2017

Hearst, Town of

Remove accumulated sludge from Hearst Wastewater Treatment Lagoons (cell #1)

$86,850

$43,425

June 5, 2017

Hilton Beach, Village of

Upgrade Wastewater Plant

$12,500

$6,250

June 1, 2017

Hornepayne, Township of

Update to Mapping of Water Distribution System (Hornepayne)

$10,000

$5,000

May 1, 2017

Hornepayne, Township of

Update to Mapping of Wastewater System (Hornepayne)

$10,000

$5,000

May 1, 2017

Kenora, City of

CCTV of Lakeside Neighbourhood Sanitary Sewers

$98,134

$49,067

May 1, 2017

Kirkland Lake, Town of

Upgrading of water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure on O'Meara Boulevard (Prospect Street to McCamus Avenue)

$671,516

$335,758

January 9, 2017

Kirkland Lake, Town of

Upgrading of wastewater and stormwater infrastructure at the southern end of Allen Avenue to accommodate increased flows

$75,000

$37,500

November 14, 2016

Kirkland Lake, Town of

Upgrading of no. 2 highlight pumps at the water treatment plant

$105,000

$52,500

March 6, 2017

La Vallee, Township of

Stormwater management: Erosion Away-Elimination of soil erosion and bank stabilization around the Cain Bridge

$50,000

$25,000

July 1, 2017

Manitouwadge, Township of

Asset Conditioning Assessment and 10-20 year drinking water system infrastructure asset renewal plan

$7,500

$3,750

July 1, 2017

McGarry, Township of

Repair warped and bend polyvinyl chloride piping in collection system

$10,000

$5,000

February 1, 2017

McGarry, Township of

Design needed for the separation of the drinking water and the sewer line as the water line is crossing the sewer line.  (phase 1 of 2)

$5,000

$2,500

February 1, 2017

McGarry, Township of

Performing the capital work to separate the drinking water and the sewer line as the water line is crossing the sewer line.  (phase 2 of 2)

$20,000

$10,000

February 1, 2017

McGarry, Township of

Lateral inspections to determine the condition of the lateral collection system feed lines from customers.

$10,000

$5,000

February 1, 2017

McGarry, Township of

Repair of 10 water valves in the drinking water distribution system

$20,150

$10,075

February 1, 2017

Moonbeam, Municipality of

Construction of New Municipal Well at our treatment plant located at 8 Hwy 581, Moonbeam, ON

$50,000

$25,000

July 1, 2017

Ontario: MNRF

Installation of a new drinking water system at Ranger Lake

$375,000

$375,000

April 1, 2017

Ontario: MNRF

Drinking Water Treatment System Upgrades at Ivanhoe Lake, Ivanhoe Provincial Park

$230,000

$230,000

April 1, 2017

Powassan, Corp of the Muni of

Dredging of Municipal Lagoon #2 in Powassan

$7,500

$3,750

July 10, 2017

Red Lake, Municipality of

Upgrade Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for Cochenour Water Treatment Plant, Balmertown Reservoir Pumping Station and Madsen Water Treatment Plant

$81,908

$40,954

April 1, 2017

Red Lake, Municipality of

Replacement of Lift Station #2, Highway 125, Control Panel in Balmertown

$17,808

$8,904

April 1, 2017

Red Lake, Municipality of

Develop Engineered Tender Ready Drawings for Water / Wastewater Infrastructure Replacement in Balmertown and Cochenour

$117,030

$58,515

April 1, 2017

Red Lake, Municipality of

Feasibility Study to Meet the Upcoming 2021 Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulation Requirements for the Red Lake Water Pollution Control Plant

$15,264

$7,632

April 1, 2017

Red Lake, Municipality of

Cochenour Wastewater Lift Station, Highway 125, Pump Rebuilds

$3,301

$1,650

April 1, 2017

Red Lake, Municipality of

Centralized Wastewater Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) Monitoring/Communication

$78,675

$39,338

April 1, 2017

Sault Ste. Marie, City of

Replace existing storm sewer and appurtenances, and construct a Stormwater Management Pond

$2,197,834

$1,098,917

May 29, 2017

South Algonquin, Township of

New Construction of 3 drilled wells at three public facilities within Whitney

$35,000

$17,500

May 1, 2017

Sundridge, Village of

Storm Sewer Improvement and Reconstruction of Lower Portion of John Street

$89,794

$44,897

May 1, 2017

Temagami, Municipality of

Refurbishment and Upgrades at the Temagami South Water Treatment Plant Including Back-up Generator and Auto-valves

$45,647

$22,823

February 1, 2017

Temagami, Municipality of

Refurbishment and Upgrades at the Temagami North Water Treatment Plant Including Process Tanks and Auto-valves.

$15,920

$7,960

February 1, 2017

Temagami, Municipality of

Lagoon cleanout and de-sludge

$29,972

$14,986

February 1, 2017

The North Shore, Township of

Replacement of obsolete water treatment system including technical and electrical components.

$50,000

$25,000

June 1, 2017

Timmins, City of

Relining of sanitary sewer lines along Town Creek

$925,000

$462,500

June 1, 2017

Val Rita-Harty, Township of

Replace the power generator at the water treatment plant

$27,540

$13,770

January 2, 2017

Val Rita-Harty, Township of

Undertake smoke tests on wastewater network to assess and address overflow problems at the lagoon

$4,274

$2,137

May 15, 2017

Val Rita-Harty, Township of

Design for a new  water treatment plant to replace existing aging plant

$11,194

$5,597

February 15, 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; Sandra Paul, Constituency Assistant, Office of Sault MP Terry Sheehan, 705-941-2901, Terry.sheehan.c1a@parl.gc.ca; Katrina Kim, Media Contact, Government of Ontario, 416-327-7227, katrina.kim@ontario.ca; Tessa Vecchio, Corporate Communications, City of Sault Ste. Marie, 705-759-5396, t.vecchio@cityssm.on.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca; Twitter: @INFC_eng, Web: Infrastructure Canada

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