Better water and wastewater treatment for Niagara Region residents

38 new projects approved in 10 communities

ST. CATHARINES, 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.

Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, James Bradley, Member of Provincial Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and Tim Rigby, Niagara Regional Councillor, today announced that five new projects in Niagara Region have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 percent of funding for these projects— over $4.8 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 percent of funding for these projects—just over $2.4 million, and the municipality of Niagara Region will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Niagara Region will benefit from projects like signficant upgrades to water and wastewater treatment plants in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, and Port Colborne. Funding will go towards helping the water and wastewater treatment plants meet environmental compliance by replacing aging equipment and providing on-site improvements where needed. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, $11.4 million in federal funding for 33 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 Niagara Region, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"I'm pleased that our government is continuing its commitment to municipalities and communities. Today's announcement for the Clean Water Waste Water program is a key investment for St Catharines and Niagara. With $2.47 million going to St Catharines and over $14 million total dedicated to communities across Niagara., the announcement of today's funds will have a direct impact on middle class families by helping to stabilize property taxes and water rates."

Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines

"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 St. Catharines and surrounding communities for years to come."

James Bradley, Member of Provincial Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

"Upgrades and repairs to important water and wastewater infrastructure will enable Niagara Region to continue the delivery of safe drinking water and protect the environment across our region. Working with our federal and provincial partners, these investments ensure that our infrstrucuture is ready to support continued growth throughout Niagara."

Alan Caslin, Niagara Regional Chair

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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Backgrounder

Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Ontario
38 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 38 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to $16,316,774.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Haldimand County, The Corporation of

Replacement of Cast Iron Watermain in Hagersville

$350,000

$175,000

May 15, 2017

Haldimand County, The Corporation of

Rehabilitation (surface repairs and recoating) of the Cayuga Standpipe

$475,000

$237,500

August 31, 2017

Haldimand County, The Corporation of

Rehabilitation of the Backwash Filter Room at the Dunnville Water Treatment Plant

$275,000

$137,500

May 1, 2016

Haldimand County, The Corporation of

Rehabilitation (concrete repair and sealing) of the West Reservoir at the Nanticoke Water Treatment Plant

$55,000

$27,500

August 31, 2017

Haldimand County, The Corporation of

Installation of Baffling Systems (curtains) in the East and West Reservoirs at the Nanticoke Water Treatment Plant

$175,000

$87,500

August 31, 2017

Haldimand County, The Corporation of

Replacement of the Primary Disinfection Storage and Dosing System at the Nanticoke Water Treatment Plant

$50,033

$25,017

November 7, 2016

Lincoln, Town of

Construction of a new Konkle Creek Stormwater Naturalization Corridor

$397,306

$198,653

January 9, 2017

Niagara Falls, City of

Corwin Cres. Watermain Replacement - Removal and disposal of existing 1,600 meters of  watermain and replacing with new 1,600 meter watermain

$1,012,500

$506,250

April 15, 2017

Niagara Falls, City of

Hamilton Street Sewer Separation - Removal/disposal of existing sanitary sewers and replacement with a new storm sewer.  Removal/disposal of existing watermain and replacement with a new watermain.

$1,808,500

$904,250

April 15, 2017

Niagara Falls, City of

St. Lawrence Avenue Sewer Separation and Watermain Replacement - Removal/disposal of sanitary sewers and replace with new storm sewer.  Removal/disposal of watermain and replace with new watermain.

$1,145,000

$572,500

April 15, 2017

Niagara Falls, City of

Crysler Avenue Sewer Separation and Watermain Replacement - Removal/disposal of sanitary sewers and replace with new storm sewer.  Removal/disposal of watermain and replace with new watermain.

$635,000

$317,500

April 15, 2017

Niagara Falls, City of

Engineering Design for future sewer separation and watermain replacement (Drummond Road, St. Peter Avenue, Fifth Avenue, and St. James Avenue).

$201,586

$100,793

April 15, 2017

Niagara, Region of

Niagara Falls Water Treatment Plant Lead Abatement & Filter Repairs (Plant 1 & 2) - located in the City of Niagara Falls

$1,872,000

$936,000

February 6, 2017

Niagara, Region of

Garner Road Biosolids Management Facility Upgrade - Digester Mixers Replacement - located in the City of Niagara Falls

$824,327

$412,163

February 24, 2017

Niagara, Region of

Port Weller Wastewater Treatment Plant - Grit Upgrade Program (Retrofitting the existing air lift pumping system to grit pump and cyclonic grit concentrator) - located in the City of St. Catharines

$476,667

$238,333

February 24, 2017

Niagara, Region of

South Side Lowlift Sewage Pumping Station Upgrade (pumps/mechanical/electrical/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)/Roof/odor control/site works) - Phase 2

$1,300,000

$650,000

February 24, 2017

Niagara, Region of

Seaway Wastewater Treatment Plant Aeration Blower Replacement (including surge suppression) - located in the City of Port Colbornet

$346,666

$173,334

April 3, 2017

Pelham, Town of

Hurricane Road Watermain Replacement from Chestnut Street to Highway 20

$271,013

$135,506

May 1, 2017

Port Colborne, City of

Carter Street Watermain 

$148,000

$74,000

May 1, 2017

Port Colborne, City of

Replacement of 340 meters watermain and 290 meters of sanitary sewers on Janet Street including storm sewer repair, as needed

$361,655

$180,828

May 1, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Oakdale Avenue watermain replacement from Westchester Crescent to Lincoln Avenue in conjunction with road and sidewalk improvements from Weschester Crescent to Disher Street

$450,000

$225,000

April 3, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Leeper Street replacement sanitary sewer from St. Paul Street West to Rykert Street

$565,000

$282,500

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Leeper Street storm sewer installation from Chetwood Street to Rykert Street

$75,000

$37,500

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Leeper Street replacement watermain from Shickluna Street to Hamilton Street

$50,000

$25,000

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

McDonald Street new storm sewer from Ridley Road to St. Paul Street West

$282,500

$141,250

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

McDonald Street watermain replacement from Ridley Road to Permilla Street

$250,000

$125,000

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Brighton Street sanitary sewer replacement from Garnet Street to Facer Street

$135,000

$67,500

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Brighton Street new storm sewer from Garnet Street to Facer Street

$100,000

$50,000

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Brighton Street watermain replacement from Garnet Street to Facer Street

$155,000

$77,500

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Lailey Street sanitary sewer replacement from Currie Street to Concord Street

$155,000

$77,500

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Lailey Street watermain replacement from Currie Street to Concord Street

$155,000

$77,500

April 24, 2017

St. Catharines, The Corporation of the City of

Barnes Street watermain replacement from Franklin Boulevard to McPhail Crescent

$107,388

$53,694

April 24, 2017

Thorold, City of

Storm sewer installation and remediation in the Thorold South catchment area.

$540,063

$270,031

February 15, 2017

Welland, City of

River Rd Area (Dorothy St, Evan St, & Margery Rd) Sewer Separation and Watermain Replacement Project

$464,286

$232,143

May 8, 2017

Welland, City of

River Rd Area (Dorothy St, Evan St, & Margery Rd) Sewer Separation & Watermain Replacement Project

$464,286

$232,143

May 8, 2017

West Lincoln, Township of

Station Street Lateral Assessments and Pipe Rehabilitation

$50,000

$25,000

April 1, 2017

West Lincoln, Township of

Replace and upgrade Thompson Road Sanitary Sewer to meet Growth Demand

$45,000

$22,500

April 1, 2017

West Lincoln, Township of

Colver St. and Wade Rd. Lateral Assessments and Pipe Rehabilitation

$93,000

$46,500

April 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; Sean O'Brady, Communications Consultant, Niagara Region, 905-980-6000 ext. 3742, sean.obrady@niagararegion.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca

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