Better wastewater treatment and stormwater infrastructure for Ottawa residents

49 new projects approved in 17 communities

OTTAWA, May 23, 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.

David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West—Nepean, and His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, today announced that 18 new projects in Ottawa 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—$30.2 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—$15.1 million, and the recipient will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Ottawa will benefit from projects like a new stormwater management and snow disposal facility on West Brook Drive, upgrades to the Robert O. Pickard Environment Center Thickening and Dewatering Building, and a project to construct sanitary sewers and watermains in the Vanier area. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, $4.4 million in federal funding for 31 water and wastewater projects will benefit 16 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 Ottawa, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Our government understands that reliable water and wastewater infrastructure supports healthier communities. The projects announced today will help ensure that our waterways are clean and that our environment is sustainable for future generations, while creating middle-class jobs and supporting economic development across the city."

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre

"The government of Ontario is proud to be investing almost $270 million in water and wastewater infrastructure for municipalities, First Nations and Local Services Boards across the province. 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."

The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West—Nepean

"Building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure is an essential part of building liveable 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, including upgrades at the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre, will contribute to enhanced quality of life in the City of Ottawa for years to come."

Nathalie Des Rosiers, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier

"The City of Ottawa is pleased to receive infrastructure funding through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. This Federal and Provincial funding is critical to help Ottawa move forward on our long-term plans to protect and sustain the health of our local water systems. The funding will also advance a number of priority needs to modernize our existing water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure."

His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa

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
49 new projects approved in 17 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, and will fund up to 25 percent of total eligible project costs, and the recipient will provide the balance of funding.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 49 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to $34,744,818.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Admaston/Bromley, Township of

Structural Replacement of a Stormwater Culvert on Dillabough Road

$7,000

$3,500

June 1, 2017

Arnprior, Town of

Daniel Street Watermain replacement Michael Street to Havey Street

$522,530

$261,265

July 3, 2017

Bonnechere Valley, Township of

Upgrades to the Standpipe Water Storage Tower

$103,982

$51,991

March 1, 2017

Carleton Place, Town of

Structural relining of 300mm watermain at the Flora Street river crossing.

$100,000

$50,000

May 1, 2017

Carleton Place, Town of

Structural relining of the 200mm diameter sanitary sewers on Antrim Street and and in the Industrial Park North

$275,000

$137,500

May 1, 2017

Carleton Place, Town of

Structural replacement/extension of the 600mm stormsewer at Arthur Street and regrading of surface drainage parallel to Lansdowne Ave

$50,000

$25,000

May 1, 2017

Carleton Place, Town of

Rehabilitation of the control systems for the Wastewater Plant and remote sanitary pumping stations.

$200,000

$100,000

February 1, 2017

Carleton Place, Town of

Replacement of roofs at Wastewater Plant and Water Treatment Plant

$64,184

$32,092

May 1, 2017

Horton, Corporation of the Township of

Rural Road Stormwater Drainage Design & Construction of open ditches and outlet(s) for Humphries Road.

$25,000

$12,500

December 15, 2016

Horton, Corporation of the Township of

Stormwater Drainage Study and design of stormwater management facilities(s) to service Lime Kiln Road.

$25,000

$12,500

December 15, 2016

Lanark, County of

Rehabilitation of Existing Storm Sewers (Drummond/North Elmsley)

$17,000

$8,500

May 1, 2017

Lanark, County of

Rehabilitation of Existing Storm Sewers (Mississippi Mills)

$33,000

$16,500

May 1, 2017

Laurentian Valley, Township of

The detailed design for the reconstruction of Roy Street Water, Wastewater and Stormwater infrastructure

$50,000

$25,000

July 10, 2017

Madawaska Valley, Township of

New upgrade to Wastewater Pumping Station #1 on Lakeshore Drive that services the entire wastewater system

$27,500

$13,750

April 30, 2017

Madawaska Valley, Township of

New upgrade to Wastewater Pumping Station #2 on Right -of-Way on Kelly Street/Peter Street, that services the upper portion of the waste water system

$22,500

$11,250

April 30, 2017

Madawaska Valley, Township of

Replacement of Wastewater Treatment Plant Bio-solids Pump, located inside the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Lakeshore Drive

$2,820

$1,410

June 1, 2017

Mississippi Mills, Municipality of

Union Street Watermain and Sewer Reconstruction

$306,467

$153,234

May 1, 2017

Montague, Township of

Major Pre-Cleaning and Closed-Circuit Television Condition Assessment of Wastewater Sewers in Atironto

$7,000

$3,500

April 1, 2017

Montague, Township of

Proactive Valve Exercising Program for Atironto Water System

$2,000

$1,000

April 1, 2017

Montague, Township of

Replacement of Nine Stormwater Culverts in four different locations across the Township

$10,500

$5,250

April 1, 2017

North Algona Wilberforce, Township of

Tramore Road Culvert Replacement and Ditching

$50,000

$25,000

March 1, 2017

Ottawa, City of

Robert O. Picard Environmental Center - Wastewater Treatment Plant Lighting Upgrades

$562,500

$281,250

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

LED Lighting Upgrades at Approximately 42 Wastewater Pumping Stations Across the City

$450,000

$225,000

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design and Construction of Graham Creek Stormwater Measures

$112,500

$56,250

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design and Construction of Mud Creek Stormwater Measures

$45,000

$22,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design and Construction of Shields and Findlay Creek Stormwater Measures for Creek Rehabilitation

$22,500

$11,250

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Construction of the New Carp Stormwater Management and Snow Disposal Facility on West Brook Drive

$5,475,000

$2,737,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Culvert Renewal Program at Various Locations Across the City - Replacement of 59 small culverts and 15 medium culverts to improve drainage flow and protect roadway structures across the City

$3,699,000

$1,849,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Robert O. Picard Environmental Center Thickening and Dewatering Building Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Upgrade Project

$9,000,000

$4,500,000

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design and Construction of the Bridlewood Neighborhood Localised Flood Protection Improvement Including New Manholes

$787,500

$393,750

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Assessment and Program Development for Buried Sewer and Water Infrastructure for Building/Facilities sites and Parks Across the City

$675,000

$337,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Preliminary Design for the Convent Glen North Storm Sewer

$787,500

$393,750

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Preliminary Design of Queensway Terrace North Stormwater Trunk Rehabilitation

$360,000

$180,000

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Rehabilitation of the Didsbury stormwater facility structures and sediment removal

$45,000

$22,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Assessment and Design of a Culvert Renewal Program for 60 culverts across the City

$675,000

$337,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Construction of the Cody-J.Mance-Levis-Cyr-Kendall-Savard Integrated Road-Water-Sewer Renewal Project

$4,115,000

$2,057,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design of Hilliard-Millbrook-Deerpark-Farlane-Wallford Integrated Road-Water-Sewer Renewal Project

$652,500

$326,250

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design of Avenues N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U Integrated Road-Water-Sewer Renewal Project

$562,500

$281,250

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Construction of Phase 1 of Loretta Avenue North and South Integrated Road-Sewer-Water Renewal Project

$2,250,000

$1,125,000

April 1, 2016

Pembroke, City of

Design and Construction of the McGee Liftstation Replacement

$646,905

$323,453

April 1, 2016

Renfrew, Corporation of the Town of

Rehabilitation of water, sewer and road infrastructure on Plaunt Street (Phase2) from Railway Avenue to dead end

$517,331

$258,666

November 1, 2016

Renfrew, County of

Trenchless Technology Spot Repairs of Multiple Storm Sewer Pipes on County Road 2,  Daniel Street, Arnprior

$10,000

$5,000

July 1, 2017

Renfrew, County of

Trenchless Technology for Multiple Storm Sewer Pipes and Rebuild of Deteriorating Structures County Road 73 in Deep River.

$10,000

$5,000

July 1, 2017

Renfrew, County of

Division Street Drainage Area, Capacity and Outlet Assessment

$30,000

$15,000

April 1, 2017

Smiths Falls, Corporation of the Town of

Structural Relining of 450mm Concrete Sewer System on Lorne Street (Queen St to CPR Railway)

$110,799

$55,400

July 1, 2017

Smiths Falls, Corporation of the Town of

Replacement / Optimization of Ultraviolet Treatment System at Waste Water Treatment Plant

$244,650

$122,325

August 1, 2017

Smiths Falls, Corporation of the Town of

Replacement of Spent Granular Activated Carbon Filter Media at Water Treatment Plant

$144,366

$72,184

August 1, 2017

Smiths Falls, Corporation of the Town of

Separation of Combined Sewer System on Lorne Street (Queen St to CPR Railway)

$422,282

 

$211,141

 

July 1, 2017

 

Village of Limoges, The Nation Municipality

New Water Reservoir and associated site piping at the Limoges Water Treatment Plant

$430,502

 

$215,251

 

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

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; City of Ottawa, Media Relations, 613-580-2450, medias@ottawa.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-925,1Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca,

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