Better wastewater and water infrastructure for Kitchener residents

38 new projects approved in 25 communities

KITCHENER, ON, May 26, 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.

Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, 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 Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of the City of Kitchener, today announced that two new projects in Kitchener have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$2.3 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project—just over $1.1 million of total eligible costs, and the City of Kitchener will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Kitchener will benefit from projects that will replace watermain, storm sewers, sanitary sewers and individual services to property lines on Alice Avenue and Karn Street, and on Hugo Crescent and Lorne Avenue. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, over $10.3 million in federal funding for 36 water and wastewater projects will benefit 24 other communities across Ontario.

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 those in Kitchener, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"People in Kitchener and across Ontario depend on clean water and water management systems they can trust each and every day. These investments in Kitchener's clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects are excellent examples of the great things we can accomplish when all three levels of government work together to build our communities up."

Daiene Vernile, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre

"The reconstruction of Alice Avenue, Karn Street, Hugo Crescent, and a portion of Lorne Avenue will include almost 1.4 kilometres of sanitary sewers, storm sewers and watermain. These types of infrastructure investments are vital as they impact on the quality of life of our residents on a daily basis. We welcome the federal and provincial governments' funding for these essential infrastructure assets."

Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of the City of Kitchener

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges, and water and wastewater infrastructure 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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Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Ontario
38 new projects approved in 25 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 over $569 million under CWWF, and will fund up to 50 percent of the eligible project costs. The provincial government is providing up to $270 million (up to 25 percent of total eligible project costs). The recipients will provide the balance of funding.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 38 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to $12,699,583.

Location

Project Name

Federal
Funding

Provincial
Funding

Anticipated Start
Date

Brant, County of

Nith River Wastewater Siphon Twinning

$525,630

$262,815

June 1, 2017

Cambridge, City of

Berkley Road - Renewal of water, sanitary and storm water infrastructure

$1,059,902

$529,951

April 1, 2017

Cambridge, City of

Selkirk Street - Renewal of water, sanitary and storm water infrastructure

$290,000

$145,000

April 1, 2017

Centre Wellington, Township of

Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) into Sanitary Sewer Mitigation and Cast-Iron Watermain Replacement on James Street (Forfar Street to Churchill Cres)

$91,039

$45,519

July 1, 2017

Centre Wellington, Township of

Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) into Sanitary Sewer Mitigation and Cast-Iron Watermain Replacement on Churchill Crescent

$436,986

$218,493

May 1, 2017

Centre Wellington, Township of

Trunk Storm Sewer Replacement (Moir Street to the Irvine River) to Reduce Risk of Flooding the Downtown Elora and Nearby Neighborhood

$131,096

$65,548

July 1, 2017

Erin, Town of

Install wireless communication plus Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) at multiple Water facilities.

$95,827

$47,914

April 1, 2016

Grand Valley, Town of

Replacement of Foundation Drain Collectors -Phase 1

$159,013

$79,507

April 1, 2017

Grimsby, Town of

Water Main Rehabilitation 2021 - Upgrading of Cast Iron Water to polyvinyl chloride including Isolation Valves, Hydrants, and Service Connections

$938,523

$469,261

April 3, 2017

Grimsby, Town of

Water Main Rehabilitation 2019 - Upgrading of Cast Iron Water to polyvinyl chloride including Isolation Valves, Hydrants, and Service Connections

$873,297

$436,649

April 3, 2017

Guelph Eramosa, Township of

Valley Road - Richardson Street Watermain Connection

$150,622

$75,311

May 1, 2017

Huron East, Municipality of

Replacement of wastewater, water, storm sewer and road infrastructure on Winnipeg Road and Toronto Boulevard in the village of Vanastra with the Municipality of Huron East

$124,125

$62,063

April 15, 2017

Huron, Corporation of the County of

Sewage well upgrades at London Road Complex

$50,000

$25,000

March 1, 2017

Huron-Kinloss,  Township of

Construction of a new 1,450 m3 elevated drinking water storage tank to in the community of Ripley

$317,208

$158,604

April 1, 2017

Kitchener, City of

Full watermain and sewer replacement on  Alice Avenue and Karn Street

$857,164

$428,583

December 1, 2016

Kitchener, City of

Full watermain and sewer replacement on Hugo Crescent and Lorne Avenue

$1,523,849

$761,924

December 1, 2016

Mapleton, Township of

Addition of three wastewater forcemain valves for the Drayton wastewater forcemain system. 

$20,009

$10,005

May 1, 2017

Minto, Town of

Upgrading of Approximately 420m of Sanitary Sewer, Storm-water and Watermain Integral to the George Street Reconstruction

$498,740

$249,370

November 15, 2016

Morris-Turnberry, Municipality of

Belgrave Water System Capital Upgrades & Rehabilitation

$46,200

$23,100

January 1, 2017

North Huron, Township of

Wingham and Blyth Water Systems Master Plan

$130,000

$65,000

January 1, 2017

North Huron, Township of

Wingham and Blyth Wastewater Systems Master Plan

$30,000

$15,000

January 1, 2017

North Perth, Municipality of

Rehabilitation of  Biosolids Aerobic Digester

$426,102

$213,051

June 18, 2017

Perth East, Township of

Rehabilitation of Milverton Wastewater Collection System

$103,500

$51,750

June 1, 2017

Perth East, Township of

Water and Wastewater Master Plan Study

$6,914

$3,457

June 1, 2017

Perth South, Township of

Pump House Upgrades

$25,000

$12,500

October 26, 2016

Perth South, Township of

Pump House Upgrades

$25,000

$12,500

October 26, 2016

Stratford, City of

Screw pump upgrades for the Raw Sewage Lift Station at Stratford Water Pollution Control Plant

$65,000

$32,500

January 9, 2017

Stratford, City of

Relining of failing 200mm to 760mm concrete sanitary sewer

$1,200,000

$600,000

March 13, 2017

Waterloo, City of

Installation of a Water Leak Detection System

$438,336

$219,168

April 1, 2017

Wellington North, Township of

Arthur Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade - Detailed Design

$445,469

$222,735

December 1, 2016

West Perth, Municipality of

Clarifier Design &  Environmental Assessment - Wastewater Plant Improvements

$100,000

$50,000

September 1, 2016

West Perth, Municipality of

Frances St Watermain Replacement

$279,774

$139,887

December 1, 2016

Wilmot, Township of

Preliminary Design, Engineering and Construction of Storm Sewer on the Wilmot Employment Lands site, located on the North Side of the Highway 7/8 corridor between Kitchener and Stratford.

$425,500

$212,750

February 1, 2017

Wilmot, Township of

Preliminary Design, Engineering and Construction of Sanitary Collection Mains on the Wilmot Employment Lands, located on the North Side of the Highway 7/8 corridor between Kitchener and Stratford.

$45,271

$22,636

February 1, 2017

Wilmot, Township of

Upgrade of municipal water meter reading infrastructure to the Wireless FlexNet solution from Sensus Water Products. Installation of remote antenna infrastructure on the "Baden Tower"

$45,000

$22,500

February 1, 2017

Wilmot, Township of

Final Engineering Design and Construction of watermain underground at King Street (Webster Street to George Street), in conjunction with road reconstruction works at the same location.

$30,919

$15,460

April 1, 2017

Woodstock, City of

Norwich Flooding Remediation

$231,667

$115,834

May 1, 2016

Woolwich, Township of

Watermain rehabilitation and water and wastewater servicing: Snyder Avenue North and William Street in Elmira.

$456,901

$228,451

April 10, 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; Craig MacBride, Media Contact, Government of Ontario, 416-212-0453, craig.macbride@ontario.ca; Paul Grivicic, Chief of Staff, City of Kitchener, 519-741-2200 ext 7795, paul.grivicic@kitchener.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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