Better water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure for Vaughan residents

40 new projects approved in 17 communities

VAUGHAN, ON, July 28, 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.

Deborah Schulte, Member of Parliament for King—Vaughan, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation and Member of Provincial Parliament for Vaughan, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and the Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of the City of Vaughan, today announced that six projects in Vaughan will receive funding under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). This is in addition to 28 other projects in Vaughan that were previously approved under the CWWF.

Thanks to this $1.1-million investment, residents of Vaughan will benefit from improved water, wastewater and stormwater management. Projects like the repair and rehabilitation of wastewater lift stations and water  pump stations and the rehabilitation of four stormwater ponds, including McNaughton Pond, will improve the functionality of the stormwater management system and improve water quality in the surrounding environments. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

For the six projects announced today, the federal government is funding up to 50 per cent of project costs—$770,133. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent—$385,067, and the City of Vaughan will cover any remaining costs.

In addition to these projects, more than $9.5 million in federal funding for 34 water and wastewater projects will benefit 16 other communities. This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Ontario is providing $4,763,707 for these 34 projects.

Quotes

"These investments will help Vaughan better protect the property and livelihoods of residents and businesses by reducing the risk of flood damage and soil erosion, while also protecting the local environment. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like those being announced today, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Deborah Schulte, Member of Parliament for King—Vaughan, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"By providing residents with access to reliable water and wastewater services, we are supporting a cleaner environment and healthier, more livable community. I am pleased that both the Government of Canada and the province of Ontario are committed to investing in the repairs and restorations needed for the clean water and wastewater infrastructure systems in Vaughan."

The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation and Member of Provincial Parliament for Vaughan, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

"As a growing city, we welcome this important infrastructure investment. Operating and maintaining our water system is one of the most essential services the City of Vaughan delivers. We understand that effective wastewater collection and stormwater management are key factors in preserving a healthy water supply. I would like to express my gratitude to our government partners for supporting our community. This funding will allow us to continue to plan for the future while protecting the environment, property and the quality of our water."

The Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of the City of Vaughan

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Canada and Ontario announce funding for additional clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Ontario
40 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.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, 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.

The following 40 projects in 17 communities have been approved for federal funding amounting to $10,297,595.

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Ajax, Town of

Steele Valley Stormwater Management Pond Rehabilitation and Repair

$123,000

$61,500

July 4, 2017

Ajax, Town of

Storm Sewer Outfall Rehabilitation at Spiers Crescent

$100,000

$50,000

September 11, 2017

Ajax, Town of

Fishlock and Heritage Market Stormwater Management Pond Rehabilitation

$62,500

$31,250

July 2, 2017

Aurora, Town of

Assessment and cleaning Oversized Storm Pipes Throughout Aurora

$250,000

$125,000

April 15, 2017

Bradford West Gwillimbury

The Simcoe Road Stormwater Management Facility Remediation and Restoration Project

$186,500

$93,250

June 1, 2017

Brampton, City of

Improve stormwater quality to rehabilitate Loafer's Lake

$150,000

$75,000

July 2, 2017

Brampton, City of

Stormwater Pond Rehabilitation involving design, tender, contract administration and construction for sediment removal and/or structural repairs to restore capacity and function

$1,596,192

$798,096

July 2, 2017

Clarington, Municipality of

Robert Adams Pond Rehabilitation and Sediment Cleanout including Removal of approximately 1,200m3 of sediment.

$90,000

$45,000

January 1, 2017

Clarington, Municipality of

West Side Pond Rehabilitation and Sediment Cleanout including Removal of approximately 2,500m3 of sediment.

$300,000

$150,000

January 1, 2017

Clarington, Municipality of

Clarnew Pond Rehabilitation and Sediment Cleanout including Removal of approximately 1,100m3 of sediment.

$220,000

$110,000

January 1, 2017

King, Township of

Nobleton-Phase 2 Sanitary Sewer (Contract 1)

$248,470

$124,235

January 1, 2017

Muskoka, District Municipality of

Golden Pheasant Wastewater Treatment Plant - Upgrade, Optimization and rehabilitation of Preliminary and Secondary Treatment processes

$3,104,826

$1,552,413

January 2, 2017

Newmarket, Town of

Residential Water Service Valve Replacement Program

$100,000

$50,000

March 1, 2017

Oro-Medonte, Township of

Dry Pond Retrofit to Wet Pond allowing 0.3m of permanent pool to be stored in the facility and planted with wetland vegetation, Channel Realignment  to 0.2-0.3% positive drainage'

$63,415

$31,708

June 1, 2017

Oshawa, City of

Storm Water Management Pond Cleaning by removal and disposal of sediment at 10 locations.

$646,000

$323,000

November 1, 2017

Richmond Hill, Town of

Rehabilitate Stormwater Facility 2-9 Bayview Avenue and North Lake Road

$67,226

$33,613

October 31, 2016

Richmond Hill, Town of

Rehabilitate Stormwater Management Facility 19-1 Bayview Avenue and Major Mackenzie Avenue

$417,500

$208,750

October 31, 2016

Richmond Hill, Town of

Rehabilitate Stormwater Management Facility 19-2  Leslie Avenue and Major Mackenzie Avenue

$232,500

$116,250

October 31, 2016

Richmond Hill, Town of

Rehabilitate Stormwater Management Facility 19-5 Leslie Avenue and Elgin Mills Road

$202,500

$101,250

October 31, 2016

Scugog, Township of

Rehabilitate the Victorian Village Stormwater Management Pond at 467 Victoria Street, Port Perry which was constructed in 1994 and services 38.1 Hectares of developed lands.

$59,816

$29,908

June 1, 2017

Springwater, Township of

Upgrade to Hillsdale Water Standpipe

$120,000

$60,000

July 3, 2017

Springwater, Township of

Replace Aeration Blowers

$67,750

$33,875

May 16, 2017

Springwater, Township of

Upgrade Aerobic Digester with control Valve and Mass Flow Meter

$20,000

$10,000

May 16, 2017

Springwater, Township of

Elmvale Waste Water Treatment Plant Clarifier Covers Design

$19,712

$9,856

April 4, 2017

The Blue Mountains, The Town of

Thornbury West Stormwater Master Plan

$150,000

$75,000

November 1, 2016

Uxbridge, Township of

Rehabilitation of Barton Farm Stormwater Management Pond (Sediment Removal and disposal)

$221,105

$110,553

July 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Repair and Rehabilitation of Pump Stations and Booster Station

$285,000

$142,500

May 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Rehabilitation of Four Stormwater Ponds to Restore Design Volumes and Efficiencies

$250,000

$125,000

April 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Church Street Stormwater pumping station pump improvements

$23,175

$11,588

March 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Rehabilitation of Sugar Bush Road Stormwater Pond to Restore Design Volumes

$38,625

$19,313

September 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Rehabilitation of Fossil Hill Pond Stormwater Pond to Restore Design Volumes

$72,100

$36,050

September 1, 2017

Vaughan, City of

Investigation and design for the Replacement/Rehabilitation of sanitary sewer on Rivermede Road and Rayatte Road

$101,233

$50,616

January 15, 2017

Whitby, Town of

Stormwater Management Pond# PD33-03 Sediment Management

$135,100

$67,500

June 1, 2017

Whitby, Town of

Study update of storm sewer outfalls for Quality and Erosion Control Enhancement

$50,000

$25,000

April 1, 2017

Whitby, Town of

Study update of existing Stormwater Management ponds for sediment removal

$30,000

$15,000

April 1, 2017

Whitby, Town of

Stormwater Management Pond # PD03-02 Sediment Management

$161,700

$80,850

June 1, 2017

Whitby, Town of

Stormwater Management Pond # PD65-02 Sediment Management

$32,800

$16,400

June 1, 2017

Whitby, Town of

Stormwater Management Pond # PD47-01 Sediment Management

$28,650

$14,350

June 1, 2017

Whitby, Town of

Stormwater Management Pond # PD48-01 Sediment Management

$94,200

$47,100

June 1, 2017

Whitby, Town of

Stormwater Management Pond # PD02-01 Sediment Management

$176,000

$88,000

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

City of Vaughan: https://www.vaughan.ca/Pages/Home.aspx

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; Carmela Antolino, Corporate Communications, City of Vaughan, 905-832-2281, ext. 8077, carmela.antolino@vaughan.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca

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