Better wastewater and water infrastructure for York Region residents

80 new projects approved in 10 communities

NEWMARKET, ON, May 24, 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.

Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of Housing, Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, today announced that 29 new projects in York Region 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—over $23.2 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—over $11.6 million of total eligible costs, and the Regional Municipality of York will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, York Region residents will benefit from projects like the rehabilitation of the York-Durham sewer on 16th Avenue, field testing for phosphorus reduction at the Duffin Creek Wastewater Plant, and the replacement of a ductile iron watermain that services residents and businesses. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, over $27.6 million in federal funding for 51 water and wastewater projects will benefit nine 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 York Region, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure is an essential part of building livable communities. This announcement demonstrates the Province's commitment to partnering with municipalities in order to deliver the public infrastructure Ontarians need. I am pleased that these projects will contribute to enhanced quality of life in York Region and its communities for years to come."

The Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of Housing, Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora

"York Region remains a leader in environmental sustainability and innovation.This is best demonstrated through our state-of-the-art treatment facilities, including the Duffin Creek Plant.This facility has one of the best performance records of all wastewater plants on Lake Ontario.This funding will help ensure we are continuing to provide much-needed services and support healthy, sustainable communities.Today is  a good example of what can be accomplished when we work together to achieve common goals."

Wayne Emmerson, Chairman and CEO, The Regional Municipality of York

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
80 new projects approved in 10 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 (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 80 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to $50,895,319.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Aurora, Town of

Structural Watermain Relining on Tamarac Trail from Henderson Dr. to Ardill Cr.

$500,000

$250,000

April 15, 2017

Aurora, Town of

Design of Damaged Storm Pipe Off Henderson Dr.

$75,000

$37,500

April 15, 2017

Aurora, Town of

Flood Study for Tannery Creek

$37,500

$18,750

April 15, 2017

Aurora, Town of

Decommissioning Wells Street Public School Sanitary Sewer

$150,000

$75,000

April 15, 2017

Aurora, Town of

Reconstruction of Existing Watermain and Storm Sewer Infrastructure on Algonquin Crescent and Haida Drive

$459,550

$229,775

April 15, 2017

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Town of

The Morris Road Drain and Stormwater Management Facility

$1,009,413

$504,706

December 1, 2016

East Gwillimbury, Town of

Assessment and Plan Development for the Town's Storm Water Management to Achieve Full Storm Water System Optimization

$160,000

$80,000

February 1, 2017

East Gwillimbury, Town of

Rehabilitation of the existing West Street Sewage Pumping Station to Improve the Efficiency of Wastewater Management

$438,408

$219,204

February 1, 2017

Georgina, Township of

Watermain Replacement (Burke Street, Garrett Drive and West Street)

$1,509,359

$754,680

May 1, 2016

Markham, City of

West Thornhill Flood Control on Three Streets with Structural Sewer Replacement in the City of Markham

$5,058,800

$2,529,400

March 15, 2017

Markham, City of

Cast Iron Watermain Replacement On Two Streets in the City of Markham

$2,059,950

$1,029,975

April 1, 2017

Newmarket, Town of

Optimization and Automation of Drinking Water Distribution System (study and plan)

$350,000

$175,000

March 1, 2017

Newmarket, Town of

Newmarket watermain condition assessment program

$375,000

$187,500

March 1, 2017

Newmarket, Town of

Asset Condition Assessment and Develop Maintenance Strategy for Water / Wastewater Valves

$112,500

$56,250

March 1, 2017

Newmarket, Town of

Develop and implement backflow prevention / cross connection program

$50,000

$25,000

May 1, 2017

Newmarket, Town of

Development and Implementation of a GIS Strategy for Water and Wastewater Linear Assets

$125,000

$62,500

March 1, 2017

Newmarket, Town of

Condition Inspection, Design and Remediation of Gorham Street watermain 

$250,000

$125,000

March 1, 2017

Newmarket, Town of

Assessment, Construction and Implementation of a Drinking Water System Dead-End Looping Strategy in the Central Pressure Zone

$100,000

$50,000

March 1, 2017

Newmarket, Town of

Srigley Street Structural Relining of existing Cast Iron Watermain

$200,000

$100,000

May 1, 2017

Richmond Hill, Town of

Replacement of 700m of watermain on Trench Street (From Major Mackenzie Drive to Mill Street)

$410,300

$205,150

October 31, 2016

Richmond Hill, Town of

Replacement of 310m of watermain on Laverock Avenue (From Lucas Street to west limit)

$210,250

$105,125

October 31, 2016

Richmond Hill, Town of

Replacement of 525m of watermain on Kersey Crescent (From Weldrick Road West to May Avenue)

$350,550

$175,275

October 31, 2016

Vaughan, City of

Oakbank Pond Aeration System: to improve water quality and pond environment.

$51,500

$25,750

June 30, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Bulk Water Stations (4) Automated Billing System Retrofit

$150,000

$75,000

June 30, 2016

Vaughan, City of

City of Vaughan Distribution Watermain Condition Assessment

$300,000

$150,000

January 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Detailed Design for the Edgeley Stormwater Management Pond Improvements in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

$1,646,079

$823,040

October 10, 2016

Vaughan, City of

Black Creek Renewal Class Environmental Assessment Study

$167,500

$83,750

April 1, 2016

Vaughan, City of

City of Vaughan Replacement of Out of Calibration Residential, Commercial and Institutional Water Meters

$1,000,000

$500,000

January 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Maplewood Booster Station Controls Upgrades

$75,000

$37,500

March 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Pressure District Assessment and District Metering Area Strategy for Non-Revenue Water Reduction

$200,000

$100,000

January 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Smart Water Metering - City Wide Automated Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) Implementation and Costing Strategy

$375,000

$187,500

February 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Non-Revenue Water Assessment and Reduction Recommendations

$135,000

$67,500

January 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Development of a City of Vaughan Corrosion Control Implementation Strategy

$200,000

$100,000

January 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Citywide Sanitary Sewer System Inflow and Infiltration Monitoring Program (Closed-circuit television Inspection)

$250,000

$125,000

June 30, 2016

Vaughan, City of

Citywide Sanitary Sewer System Inflow and Infiltration Monitoring Program (Flow meters and micro meters)

$100,000

$50,000

June 30, 2016

Vaughan, City of

Update water models - update of the water distribution system hydraulic analysis model

$184,542

$92,271

January 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Update wastewater models - update of the wastewater collection system hydraulic analysis model

$184,542

$92,271

January 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Pine Valley Storm Headwall and Spillway Rehabilitations

$250,000

$125,000

September 1, 2016

Vaughan, City of

Islington Avenue Storm Water Management Improvements

$285,000

$142,500

June 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Replace the existing 300mm ductile watermain to Polyvinyl Chloride on Centre Street from Dufferin Street to Bathurst Street.

$1,822,189

$911,095

September 1, 2016

Vaughan, City of

Replace the existing ductile iron watermain (150mm and 300mm diameter) with Polyvinyl Chloride watermain.

$1,429,980

$714,990

June 1, 2016

Vaughan, City of

Replacement of the ductile iron watermain (150mm, 300mm and 400mm diameter) with Polyvinyl Chloride watermain on Andrew Park/ Button/ Marilyn Place/North Humber Road

$1,188,978

$594,489

May 1, 2016

Vaughan, City of

Replacement of the ductile iron watermain (150mm and 300mm diameter) with Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) watermain on Planchet Road and Basaltic Road and Mckenzie Street

$911,095

$455,547

June 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Investigation, analysis and design of the Watermain rehabilitation/replacement Program for 2018

$354,315

$177,157

January 15, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Investigation, analysis and design of the Watermain rehabilitation/replacement Program for 2019

$354,315

$177,157

January 15, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Investigation and Design of 15 culverts in the northern rural areas - City Wide

$56,650

$28,325

June 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Rehabilitation/Replacement of a 975mm Corrugated Steel Pipe Culvert at 6550 King-Vaughan Road, just east of Huntington Road. 

$315,000

$157,500

May 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Retaining Wall Rehabilitation for Stormwater Management at Intersite Place

$340,000

$170,000

April 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Stormwater Management Slope Stabilization by Rehabilitating an Existing Retaining Wall along the east side of Clarence Street.

$750,000

$375,000

June 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Investigation and design for the rehabilitation/replacement of the existing Corrugated Steel Pipe (CSP) culverts at the intersection of Kirby Road and Kipling Avenue

$57,000

$28,500

June 1, 2017

Whitchurch-Stouffville, Town of

Replacement of Stouffer Street watermain and sanitary sewer, and improvements to the storm sewer system

$555,814

$277,907

May 15, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Pilot Study for the Rehabilitation of the York-Durham Sewer on 16th Avenue the City of Markham

$1,250,000

$625,000

November 15, 2016

York, Regional Municipality of

Rehabilitation of the York-Durham Sewer on 16th Avenue the City of Markham

$10,000,000

$5,000,000

November 15, 2016

York, Regional Municipality of

Duffin Creek Wastewater Plant Field Testing for Phosphorus Removal

$1,508,674

$754,337

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Emergency Bank Stabilization Works at German Mills Creek: Protection of Exposed Sewer Manhole and 45m of 760mm Diameter Gravity Sanitary Main in Bercy Wycliffe Park at John Street

$187,500

$93,750

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Natural Channel Rehabilitation of Patterson Creek: Protection of a 675mm Diameter Gravity Sanitary Main near South Richvale Greenway Walk Trail at Carrville Road

$425,000

$212,500

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

German Mills Creek  Bank Stabilization and Sanitary Infrastructure Protection Environmental Assessment Project

$225,000

$112,500

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

West Don River  Bank Stabilization and Sanitary Infrastructure Protection Project: 30m Riffle Sequence to Protect Two Sanitary Infrastructure Crossings near Langstaff EcoPark

$195,000

$97,500

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and Stream Rehabilitation of East Don River near Richvale Community Centre: Design and Rehabilitation

$187,500

$93,750

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and Stream Rehabilitation of East Don River near Weldrick Road West: Design and Rehabilitation

$225,000

$112,500

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

East Don River near May Avenue Bank Stabilization and Sanitary Infrastructure Protection Study

$50,000

$25,000

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and Stream Rehabilitation of Pomona Creek in Royal Orchard Park North: Design and Rehabilitation

$50,000

$25,000

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and Channel Stabilization of Pomona Creek in Royal Orchard Park South: Geomorphic Study

$50,000

$25,000

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

East Don River Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and Channel Stabilization near Bayview Avenue and Steeles Avenue: Geomorphic Study

$37,500

$18,750

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

West Don River Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and Bank Protection along the West Don River near Highway 7 and Centre Street: Geomorphic Study

$37,500

$18,750

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and West Don River Bank Stabilization Project at Langstaff Park: Geomorphic Study

$25,000

$12,500

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and Humber River Channel Stabilization near Thackeray Park: Geomorphic Study

$25,000

$12,500

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and East Don River Channel Stabilization at Charlie Clifford Park: Geomorphic Study

$25,000

$12,500

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and German Mills Creek Channel Stabilization near Unity Park: Geomorphic Study

$25,000

$12,500

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and German Mills Creek Channel Stabilization near Lennox Park: Geomorphic Study

$25,000

$12,500

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Bayview Parkway Sanitary Infrastructure Protection and Natural Channel Rehabilitation: Protection of Two Exposed Gravity Sanitary Mains near George Richardson Park

$100,000

$50,000

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Replacement/rehabilitation of Markham Bullock Church Hwy 7 Ductile Iron Watermain

$4,600,068

$2,300,034

February 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Upper York Sewage Servicing Phosphorus Offset Program Pilot study

$1,400,000

$700,000

March 31, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Upper York Sewage Servicing Membrane Filtration System Pilot Study

$1,000,000

$500,000

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Installation of sub-meters to water and wastewater facilities to enable monitoring and targeting of energy consumption

$212,500

$106,250

February 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Technical Feasibility Study – Innovative Technologies To Supplement Power from Emergency Diesel Generators

$100,000

$50,000

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Twin Corrugated Steel Pipe Culvert Relining Improvements on Major Mackenzie Drive, 250m west of Jane Street

$202,500

$101,250

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Corrugated Steel Pipe Culvert Repair on Highway 7, 264m East of Highway 427

$202,500

$101,250

December 1, 2016

York, Regional Municipality of

Repair of Existing Back Slope and Gabion Baskets on Highway 7 at West Beaver Creek

$60,000

$30,000

January 1, 2017

York, Regional Municipality of

Storm Sewer Closed-Circuit Television Inspection, Condition Data Collection, and Condition Assessment in Various Locations In York Region

$783,000

$391,500

January 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

Twitter: @INFC_eng 
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Contacts: 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; Barbara Schnier, Corporate Communications Advisor, The Regional Municipality York, 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71237, Barbara.schnier@york.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca

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