Better wastewater treatment infrastructure for Cramahe residents

17 new projects approved in 11 communities

CRAMAHE, ON, July 7, 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.

Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Lou Rinaldi, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland—Quinte West, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and His Worship Marc Coombs, Mayor of the Township of Cramahe, today announced that a new project in Cramahe 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— $66,061. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project—$33,031, and the Township of Cramahe will fund the remaining costs of the project.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Cramahe will benefit from an environmental assessment, as well as engineering and design work, for a gravity sewer extension north from the intersection of Percy and Park Street to Purdy Road. This project will improve municipal services for existing private business owners, and for the industrial and commercial sector in the area. These types of projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to this project, over $1.3 million in federal funding for 16 water and wastewater projects will benefit 10 other communities

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 the one in Cramahe, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, 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 Cramahe. 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."

Lou Rinaldi, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland—Quinte West, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

"We are extremely thankful for this funding from both levels of government. This will help complete the environmental assessment and preliminary design for our  top priority project which is extending a full sewer to the Highway 401/Industrial Park area. This key piece of infrastructure is critical to our plans for industrial/commercial and residential growth in that area, increasing jobs and prosperity for our community."

His Worship Marc Coombs, Mayor of the Township of Cramahe

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 committed $21.9 billion for investments in 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 in Ontario
17 new projects approved in 11 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 recipients will fund the remaining costs of the projects.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 17 projects in 11 communities have been approved for federal funding amounting to $1,397,282.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Algonquin Highlands, Township of

Replacement of aging/deteriorating drainage culverts on Dawson Road

$50,000

$25,000

September 25, 2017

Burk's Falls, Village of

Rehabilitation of wastewater collection system pipes and pumping stations

$54,385

$27,193

April 1, 2017

Cavan Monaghan, Township of

Rehabilitation of the existing watermain with new polyvinyl chloride materials on King Street West (#40-#94) that serves the Millbrook Community

$50,000

$25,000

May 1, 2017

Centre Hastings, Municipality of 

Removal of built-up sludge at the Madoc Wastewater Lagoon to restore design volume of 1008 m3/ day

$50,000*

$25,000

April 15, 2017

Clearview, Township of

Replacement of aging/asbestos water supply pipelines on Scott Street to improve reliable access to safe drinking water, and modernize to meet projected growth

$312,640

$156,320

May 1, 2017

Clearview, Township of

Phase 1: New construction on Locke Avenue water supply pipeline for reliable access to safe drinking water, and modernize to meet projected growth

$88,525

$44,263

May 1, 2017

Cramahe, Township of

Environmental assessment, engineering and design of a gravity sewer extension north from Percy and Park Street to Purdy Road (between Elgin St and "The Big Apple") (3.4km)

$66,061

$33,031

March 1, 2017

Deseronto, Town of

Sewage Pumping Stations Electrical Upgrades and Manual Transfer Switch Installations

$66,171

$33,085

May 1, 2017

Ontario: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)

Wastewater system rehabilitation at the Harkness Lab, Algonquin Park

$50,000

$50,000

April 1, 2017

Ontario: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)

Drinking water installation at the Harkness Lab, Algonquin Park

$15,000

$15,000

April 1, 2017

Ontario: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) (Ontario Parks)

Water System Upgrades at Sandbanks Provincial Park

$494,500

$494,500

April 1, 2017

Otonabee-South Monaghan

Keene Heights water treatment plant Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) System Replacement and Upgrade including Process Controller, Targeting & Monitoring System

$17,250

$8,625

April 1, 2017

Otonabee-South Monaghan

Elgeti/Stewart Hall/Crystal Springs Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) System Replacement and Upgrade including Process Controller, Targeting & Monitoring System

$25,875

$12,937

April 1, 2017

Otonabee-South Monaghan

Keene water treatment plant (WTP) Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Heating, Insulation & Lighting Systems

$2,292

$1,146

June 1, 2017

Otonabee-South Monaghan

Elgeti water treatment plant (WTP) Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Heating, Insulation and Lighting Systems

$2,292

$1,146

June 1, 2017

Otonabee-South Monaghan

 

Crystal Springs water treatment plant (WTP) Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Heating & Insulation

$2,291

$1,145

June 1, 2017

Peterborough, County of

Reconstruction of Peterborough County Road 45 stormwater collection system

$50,000

$25,000

January 1, 2017

*In addition, the Municipality of Centre Hastings will be using $75,000 from their Federal Gas Tax Fund allocation towards this project.

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: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894, Kate.Monfette@Canada.ca; Katrina Kim, Media Contact, Government of Ontario, 416-327-7227, katrina.kim@ontario.ca; Craig Brooks, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of Cramahe, 905-355-2821 ext 224, cbrooks@cramahetownship.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca

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