Better water and wastewater treatment for London residents

89 new projects approved in 32 communities

LONDON, 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.

Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and His Worship Matt Brown, Mayor of the City of London, today announced that 22 new projects in London 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 $18.7 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—over $9 million of total eligible costs, and the City of London will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents of London will soon benefit from projects such as the cleaning and relining of the Wortley Road watermain, which will improve water quality for roughly 250 properties in the area. Funding will also go towards improving stormwater infrastructure, which will protect the community from flooding and support the growth and safety of London residents for years to come. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, $18.7 million in federal funding for 67 water and wastewater projects will benefit 31 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 London, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, 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 London and the surrounding region for years to come."

The Honourable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for London North Centre  

"My thanks to Kate Young, Peter Fragiskatos and Deb Matthews for their leadership in making this happen. This funding speeds up the work we're doing to become one of the greenest Cities in Canada. This investment will help us address something we're all concerned about - sewage discharge in our river. It will also help prevent heart breaking and frustrating basement flooding for many Londoners."

His Worship Matt Brown, Mayor of the City of London

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
89 new projects approved in 32 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 89 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to $37,435,877.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Aylmer, Corporation of the Town of

Aylmer Smart Water Meter Upgrade Project

$407,551

$203,776

April 15, 2017

Adjala Tosorontio, Township of

To connect the Loretto area and Weca area water systems in the Township of Adjala Township

$74,589

$37,295

June 30, 2017

Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, Township of

Investigate and implement a rehabilitation or treatment strategy for arsenic in the Dungannon Wells

$50,000

$25,000

February 1, 2017

Bayham, Municipality of

Stormwater phase 1 Detailed Design Master Plan

$59,195

$29,598

November 14, 2016

Bayham, Municipality of

Port Burwell - Robinson St-Beach Storm Sewer Replacement - Optimization

$156,076

$78,038

February 1, 2017

Bluewater, Municipality of

Bayfield Wastewater System Inflow and Infiltration Study

$123,095

$61,547

February 1, 2017

Bluewater, Municipality of

Environmental Assessment for Replacement of the Hensall Water Tower

$30,000

$15,000

February 1, 2017

Brooke-Alvinston, Municipality of

Refurbish/Reline Water System Water Storage Standpipe on Henry Street to prevent detereoration of the cement walls due to water sepage and to extend the life of the standpipe

$40,886

$20,443

June 1, 2017

Brooke-Alvinston, Municipality of

Upgrade/Replace the Sewage Treatment Plant Aeration Equipment

$27,379

$13,690

April 1, 2017

Brooke-Alvinston, Municipality of

Replace aging Backup Generator at the Wastewater Plant

$14,602

$7,301

May 1, 2017

Brooke-Alvinston, Municipality of

Repair/Refurbish North Wastewater Pump Station

$10,952

$5,476

July 1, 2017

Brooke-Alvinston, Municipality of

Repair/Refurbish South Wastewater Pump Station

$10,952

$5,476

July 1, 2017

Central Elgin, Municipality of

Construction of New Sanitary Sewage Pumping Station to Replace Station #51

$431,647

$215,824

January 2, 2017

Central Huron, Municipality of

Mary street sewer main rehabilitation & storm water infiltration prevention.

$56,198

$28,099

April 15, 2017

Dawn-Euphemia, Township of

Replacement of 350 Water System Meters

$50,000

$25,000

November 30, 2016

Dutton Dunwich, Municipality of

Installation of Wallacetown Elevated Tank ReChlorination System

$129,498

$64,749

February 15, 2017

Goderich, Town of

Replacement of interior lining and repair of the exterior of the Goderich Water Tower

$210,950

$105,475

April 1, 2017

Ingersoll, Town of

The Installation of a Stormwater System and Urbanization of North Town Line East from Pemberton Street to Mutual Street.

$152,117

$76,059

April 1, 2017

Lambton Shores, Municipality of

Alberta Street Sanitary Pumping Station in Grand Bend - Electrical and Mechanical Upgrades including replacement of the Emergency Stand-by Power System

$83,500

$41,750

July 2, 2017

Lambton Shores, Municipality of

Green Acres Sanitary Pumping Station in Grand Bend - Life Safety and Electrical upgrades and Installation of New  Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

$64,100

$32,050

July 2, 2017

Lambton Shores, Municipality of

Grand Bend Beach Sanitary Pumping Station - Electrical and  Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Upgrades with Asbestos Abatement and Replacement of the Emergency Stand-by Power System

$112,000

$56,000

July 2, 2017

Lambton Shores, Municipality of

Morenz Lane Sanitary Pumping Station in Grand Bend - Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Replacement

$61,950

$30,975

July 2, 2017

Lambton Shores, Municipality of

MacHenry Street Watermain Replacement  - 250m of Watermain Replacement  Through unopened Road Allowance under the Alexander Municipal Drain in Forest Ontario.

$325,147

$162,573

May 1, 2017

London, City of

Design: Dingman Creek Subwatershed Stormwater Infrastructure

$102,000

$51,000

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Reclamation and Naturalization of Existing Urban Watercourses - Rehabilitation Plan Preparation

$102,000

$51,000

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Applegate Stormwater Management Facility

$229,000

$114,500

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Design and purchase of Organic Rankine Cycle equipment for Power Generation and Waste Heat Recovery Systems & Biosolids Optimization at Greenway Pollution Control Plant

$2,849,500

$1,424,750

April 1, 2016

London, City of

East London - Sanitary Servicing Study

$178,000

$89,000

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Conduct Facility Improvement Studies at 4 Wastewater Treatment Facilities across the city.

$66,000

$33,000

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Treatment Plant Energy Reduction With Turbo Blowers - Supply and Install

$1,099,000

$549,500

April 1, 2016

London, City of

Design and construction of odour control upgrades at 5 Treatment Plants across the City.

$1,781,000

$890,500

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Design and Construction of Technology Upgrades (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Security) at 30 Wastewater and 14 Water locations across the City

$1,300,000

$650,000

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Purchase and Install of Variable Frequency Drives at 4 Sanitary Pump Stations

$661,500

$330,750

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Purchase and Install Solids and Floatables Management equipment at 8 Locations (Pumping Stations and Treatment Plants)

$1,109,000

$554,500

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Mornington Area Storm Drainage Servicing - Environmental Assessment

$224,000

$112,000

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Sewer Separation Program Acceleration  -Design and Construction

$4,740,925

$2,370,463

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Sewer Separation and Infrastructure Renewal - Planning and design for future projects

$275,000

$137,500

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Sewer Relining Program Acceleration - Design and Construction

$549,500

$274,750

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Arva Water Pumping Station Optimization and Energy Efficiency - Planning Study

$203,500

$101,750

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Trunk Watermains Syphons and Pipeline - Inspections and Condition Rating

$1,017,500

$508,750

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Trunk Watermain Cathodic Protection Upgrades - Design and Construction

$147,500

$73,750

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Watermain Cleaning and Relining -  Design and Construction

$1,526,500

$763,250

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Cathodic Protection Program - Inspection, Design and Construction

$254,500

$127,250

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Design for Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure Renewal in London

$254,500

$127,250

October 1, 2016

London, City of

Springbank Reservoirs No. 1 & 3 Protective Membrane Condition Assessment

$51,000

$25,500

October 1, 2016

Lucan Biddulph, Township of

Granton  Waste Water Treatment Plant rotating biological contactor filter replacement and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades

$179,084

$89,542

May 1, 2017

Malahide, Township of

Planning and design for the replacement of the existing water main and appurtenances from connection point at Elk Street to end of water main.

$13,000

$6,500

January 1, 2017

Malahide, Township of

Replace existing stormwater culvert located near 6871 Hacienda Road, just north of Calton Line.

$37,000

$18,500

January 1, 2017

Middlesex Centre, Municipality of

Replacement of the Delaware Water Tower (Standpipe) located at 11237 Longwoods Road.

$649,263

$324,631

June 1, 2017

Norfolk County, The Corporation of

College Street Area water main, wastewater main, and storm sewer upgrades

$1,336,330

$668,165

May 1, 2017

Norwich, Township of

Dufferin Street Drain Rehabilitation Project which services 85 households in the Village of Norwich

$50,000

$25,000

April 1, 2017

Oxford, County of

Expansion of the Dewatered Biosolids Winter Storage Building

$451,222

$225,611

January 2, 2017

Oxford, County of

Repair and rehabilitation of approximately 490 metres of 150mm Cast Iron Watermain on Potters Road from Simcoe Street to Lorraine Ave

$75,204

$37,602

January 2, 2017

Oxford, County of

Repair and rehabilitate 152 m of a deteriorating 750 mm trunk sewer that runs through the Brick Pond wetland

$501,358

$250,679

November 1, 2016

Oxford, County of

Structural relining of 250 mm Cast Iron watermain on North Street  -  Broadway West to Woodland Crescent

$376,018

$188,009

December 1, 2016

Oxford, County of

Structural relining of cast iron watermains at predetermined locations across the Ingersoll Distribution System

$376,018

$188,009

December 1, 2016

Oxford, County of

Replacement of 200 mm Cast Iron watermain which connects the residents on 11th line to the Woodstock distribution system.

$250,679

$125,339

December 1, 2016

Oxford, County of

Replacement of the Lagoon inlet works at the Sutton Street Sewage Pump Station (SPS) and Treatment Facility.

$90,244

$45,122

December 1, 2017

Oxford, County of

Design and Replacement of 350 metres of the 400 mm Cast Iron Transmission main connecting the Bowerhill Reservoir to the Woodstock Distribution System.

$451,222

$225,611

January 2, 2017

Petrolia, Town of

Separation of Existing Combined Sewers at Florence-Egan-Kerby

$419,278

$209,639

April 1, 2016

Plympton-Wyoming, Town of

Replace existing watermains on Mockingbird Lane, Cardinal Lane, Pheasant Lane, Hummingbird Lane and Sandpiper Trail

$353,744

$176,872

May 1, 2017

Point Edward, Village of

Replacement of lids on the digester tanks at Waste Water Treatment Facility at 92 Alexandra Avenue, Point Edward.

$174,951

$87,476

March 1, 2017

Sarnia, City of

Talfourd,  Devine  and Side Streets Combined Sewer Separation Project

$2,738,879

$1,369,440

November 1, 2016

South Huron, Municipality of

William Street Sanitary Sewage Pumping Station Upgrades

$656,286

$328,143

June 1, 2017

Southwold, Township of

Installation of New 300 mm Sanitary Sewer Trunk Line (Phase 1) on Talbotville Gore Road

$257,989

$128,995

June 1, 2017

St. Clair, Township of

Brander Park 150mm forced wastewater main replacement

$75,000

$37,500

May 1, 2017

St. Clair, Township of

Village of Sombra Main Pumping Station Rehabilitation

$100,000

$50,000

July 31, 2017

St. Clair, Township of

Village of Port Lambton Main Pumping Station Rehabilitation

$100,000

$50,000

July 1, 2017

St. Clair, Township of

Polymoore Drive Pump Station Rehabilitation (St. Clair Industrial Park)

$62,500

$31,250

July 1, 2017

St. Clair, Township of

St. Clair Township Pump Station Condition Assessment

$15,000

$7,500

March 6, 2017

St. Clair, Township of

Sanitary Sewer Trenchless Repairs (Township Wide Backlog)

$100,000

$50,000

March 6, 2017

St. Clair, Township of

Village of Sombra Wastewater Lagoon Optimization

$450,000

$225,000

July 1, 2017

St. Clair, Township of

Village of Port Lambton Wastewater Lagoons Optimization

$750,000

$375,000

July 1, 2017

St. Clair, Township of

Storm Sewer Outfall Replacement at Ferry Dock in the Hamlet of Corunna

$125,000

$62,500

July 1, 2017

St. Thomas, City of

Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation at Multiple Locations

$374,821

$187,410

April 1, 2017

St. Thomas, City of

Trenchless Water Rehabilitation at Multiple Locations

$416,666

$208,334

April 1, 2017

St. Thomas, City of

Queen Street Reconstruction - Sanitary and Storm Sewer

$366,667

$183,333

April 1, 2017

St. Thomas, City of

Churchill Crescent Reconstruction - Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, & Watermain

$600,000

$300,000

April 1, 2017

St. Thomas, City of

Stanley Street Reconstruction - Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, & Watermain

$1,100,000

$550,000

April 1, 2017

St. Thomas, City of

Upgrades to Multiple Sanitary Sewer Pumping Stations (e.g. Installation of Standby Generators)

$433,333

$216,667

April 1, 2017

Strathroy-Caradoc,  Township of

Caradoc St. upgrade to 300 mm watermain, replacement of 200 mm sanitary sewer, new culvert installation at Hull Rd crossing.

$240,167

$120,083

April 1, 2016

Strathroy-Caradoc,  Township of

McKellar St upgrade to 825 mm Storm Sewer and 200 mm watermain and replacement of 250 mm sanitary sewer

$466,667

$233,333

May 1, 2016

Strathroy-Caradoc,  Township of

Ellor St replacement of 250 mm sanitary sewer, upgrade of watermain to 150 mm and new 900 mm Storm Sewer for separation

$180,106

$90,053

April 1, 2016

Strathroy-Caradoc,  Township of

Allen Road installation of new 150 mm watermain to complete looping

$50,000

$25,000

May 1, 2016

Thames Centre, Municipality of

High Lift Pump upgrades recirculation piping in the Dorchester Water Treatment Plant.

$50,000

$25,000

January 16, 2017

Thames Centre, Municipality of

Water Storage Mixer installations in 3 water storage reservoirs in Dorchester.

$33,200

$16,600

January 16, 2017

Thames Centre, Municipality of

Engineering Design & Approvals for the Dorchester Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion to 1200 cubic meters capacity

$120,000

$60,000

January 16, 2017

Tillsonburg, Town of

Rehabilitation and Realignment of Stormwater Drains for Paget and Rolling Meadows

$50,000

$25,000

May 1, 2017

Warwick, Township of

Installation of a Booster Pumping Station in North East Quadrant of Warwick Water Distribution System

$335,174

$167,587

May 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; Rob Andrusevich, Communications, City of London, 519-661-2500 ext. 4782, randruse@london.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca

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