Better water and wastewater treatment for Ottawa residents

44 new projects approved in 16 communities in Eastern Ontario

OTTAWA, July 25, 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.

Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Nathalie Des Rosiers, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and Deputy Mayor Bob Monette, on behalf of His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, today announced that 21 new projects in Ottawa have 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 these projects—more than $15.8 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects, over $7.9 million, and the City of Ottawa will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents of the City of Ottawa will benefit from a water and sewer renewal project between Lavergne Street and Ste Cecile Road in Vanier, which will reduce the risk of flooding and better protect the property and livelihood of local residents. Funding will also go towards replacing aging equipment to increase the efficiency and reliability of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, over $2.5 million in federal funding for 23 water and wastewater projects will benefit 15 other communities across Ontario. The provincial government is providing over $1.9 million for these 23 projects.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for 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 the City of Ottawa, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The Government of Ontario is pleased to support these important projects in Ottawa. We continue to invest in the kinds of infrastructure that keep our communities safe, provide reliable access to clean water, and protect our waterways."

Nathalie Des Rosiers, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

"The City of Ottawa is very pleased to have been successful with the projects approved today under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Thanks to our federal and provincial partners, these infrastructure investments will ensure access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services for Ottawa residents, and will protect the health of our local water systems."

Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa

Quick facts

  • The funding announced today is in addition to the projects announced for the City of Ottawa on May 23, 2017, which received over $45 million in joint federal-provincial funding under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. When combined, the City is receiving more than $69 million for 39 projects.
  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • Ontario is making the largest investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads, bridges, water and wastewater 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

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Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Ontario
44 new projects approved in 16 communities in Eastern Ontario

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 more than $569 million under CWWF, and will fund up to 50 percent of the eligible project costs. The provincial government is providing up to 25 percent of total eligible project costs, and the municipality will provide the balance of funding.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 44 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to over $18.4 million in total eligible costs. Additional projects in these and other Ontario municipalities will be identified in the coming weeks.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Brockville, City of

Reconstruction of the City's main sewage pumping station

$200,000

$100,000

January 9, 2017

Champlain, Township of

Upgrade to Radio Communications for Water and Sewage Facilities

$94,105

$47,053

January 2, 2017

Gananoque, Town of

Force Main and East End Pumping Station upgrade

$336,767

$168,384

March 31, 2017

Gogama, Local Services Board

Replacement of 35 year old Pump at Well Building

$4,250

$2,125

May 15, 2017

Gogama, Local Services Board

Consultation for repair/cleaning of concrete water holding tanks at Water Distribution/Generator Building

$18,000

$9,000

May 15, 2017

Gogama, Local Services Board

System-Wide Main Water Valves Rehabilitation and Replacement

$15,000

$7,500

June 1, 2017

Gogama, Local Services Board

Wastewater Lagoon Cells Clean Up

$5,000

$2,500

June 1, 2017

Gogama, Local Services Board

Monitoring Equipment Upgrades at Water Distribution/Generator Building

$5,750

$2,875

April 1, 2016

Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards

Killaloe Wastewater Pollution Control Plant Raw Sewage Grinder System replacement

$22,500

$11,250

May 1, 2017

Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards

Killaloe Wastewater Pollution Control Plant , Henry Street Pumping Station upgrades

$17,500

$8,750

July 1, 2017

Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards

Killaloe Wastewater Pollution Control Plant Roof Repair

$10,000

$5,000

January 6, 2017

Madawaska Valley, Township of

New upgrade replacement to Water Treatment Plant Underdrain Filter #2, located inside the Water Treatment Plant on Trader Lane

$22,500

$11,250

July 1, 2017

Madawaska Valley, Township of

New upgrade to the Chemical Feed System at the Water Treatment Plant on Trader Lane

$15,000

$7,500

June 1, 2017

Merrickville-Wolford, Village of

Upgrades to the communication and data management systems at the water and wastewater plants

$50,000

$25,000

March 1, 2017

Ontario: MNRF

Headpond Bypass Structure Rehabilitation for Stormwater Overflow

$40,500

$40,500

March 31, 2017

Ontario: MNRF

Installation of a new drinking water system at Link Lake

$300,000

$300,000

April 1, 2017

Ontario: MNRF

Upgrade and replacement of the wastewater system at Link Lake

$237,500

$237,500

April 1, 2017

Ontario: MNRF

Upgrade and replacement of the wastewater system at Ranger Lake

$237,500

$237,500

April 1, 2017

Ontario: MNRF

Water System Upgrades at Esker Lakes Provincial Park

$494,500

$494,500

April 1, 2017

Ottawa, City of

Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant - High Lift Station Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Upgrades

$450,000

$225,000

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Upgrades to the Munster Drinking Water Pumping Station

$675,000

$337,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Lighting Fixture Upgrades :  Lemieux Island and Britannia Drinking Water Purification Plants

$360,000

$180,000

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Lighting Fixture Upgrades at Approximately 20 Drinking Water Pumping Stations Across the City

$135,000

$67,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Billings Bridge Drinking Water Pump Station Diesel System Upgrade

$360,000

$180,000

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design and Installation of Inlet Control Devices in Bilberry/Chatelaine, Bridlewood North and Craig Henry (Storm water linear assets, appurtenances)

$1,137,500

$568,750

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design for Inlet Control Devices for the Flood Protection Program - City Wide; (Storm water linear assets, appurtenances)

$112,500

$56,250

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design for Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant Intake Improvements

$875,000

$437,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design for Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation at no fewer than 34 Locations across the City

$225,000

$112,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design for Low Impact Stormwater Retrofits - Hemmingwood Way Biorentention cells

$17,500

$8,750

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Village of Carp Water Quality Treatment  Facility Upgrades Including New Building and granular activated carbon contactors

$1,550,000

$775,000

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design for Sewer Access Structures - Upgrades at Various Locations Across the City

$225,000

$112,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design and Construction of the Bilberry/Chatelaine Neighborhood Localized Flood Protection Improvements

$1,175,000

$587,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design and Construction of the Craig Henry Neighborhood Flood Protection Improvements Including Re-profiling and Storm Pipe Upsizing

$1,440,000

$720,000

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Preliminary Design of Integrated Road-Sewer-Water Renewal for Florence St (Kent-Bank) and McLeod Ave (Bronson-Lyon, Kent-Bank)

$337,500

$168,750

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Design of Stillwater Creek Storm Sewer Upgrades

$135,000

$67,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Preliminary Design of the Vanier Parkway Storm Sewer Renewal

$180,000

$90,000

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Construction of Phase 1 of Lavergne - Joliet - Ste Cecile Integrated Road-Water-Sewer Renewal Project

$4,725,000

$2,362,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Construction of Maplehurst Avenue Watermain Renewal Project

$515,000

$257,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Construction of Glynn Ave Watermain (Edith - Lola) Watermain Renewal Project

$475,000

$237,500

April 1, 2016

Ottawa, City of

Construction of Helena St (Clarendon - Mayfair) Watermain Renewal Project

$775,000

$387,500

April 1, 2016

Perth, Town of

Water Treatment Plant Residue Management Phase 2 - Filter Backwash Wastewater Equalization and Treatment

$253,763

$126,882

April 1, 2017

Prescott, Corp of the Town of

Upgrade to LED Lighting Interior and Exterior - Water Treatment Plant

$51,000

$25,500

January 1, 2017

South Dundas, Municipality of

Desludge Sewage Lagoon- Village of Williamsburg serving approximately 212 households

$75,000

$37,500

July 1, 2017

Whitewater Region, Township of

Cobden Drinking Water System Emergency Diesel Generator Upgrade Project

$65,000

$32,500

June 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: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, brook.simpson@canada.ca; Katrina Kim, Media Contact, Government of Ontario, 416-327-7227, katrina.kim@ontario.ca; City of Ottawa, Media Relations, 613-580-2450, medias@ottawa.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: infc.media.infc@canada.ca

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