Canada and Manitoba invest in water and wastewater infrastructure across the province

ELIE, MB, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Manitoba 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 provincial waterways and preserve local ecosystems.

Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations, were in Elie to announce more than $37 million in combined funding for 24 new water and wastewater projects across Manitoba.

The funding will support a variety of water and wastewater projects, like upgrading the Elie lagoon in the Rural Municipality of Cartier, building a new lagoon in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm, and building a new municipal well and piping network in the Rural Municipality of Prairie View.

These investments are part of the bilateral agreement between Canada and Manitoba, announced on July 25, 2016, and are in addition to approximately $153 million in federal and provincial funding announced that day for 23 water and wastewater projects and 4 public transit projects.

Quotes

"Modern, efficient water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to safeguarding the well-being of Canadian families and building the Canada we want for tomorrow. We are working closely with the Government of Manitoba and municipalities to invest in important water and wastewater projects that will protect the environment, keep communities in the Province healthy and livable, and create well-paying jobs for the middle-class."

The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources,
On behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"We are pleased to partner with the federal government to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure across Manitoba. These important projects will help foster sustainable economic growth and safe, healthy communities for Manitobans to live and work.  Our Government will continue to provide strong support for municipal infrastructure while building on our new, streamlined 'Single Window' application approach."

Honourable Eileen Clarke,
Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations

"There are few things more essential to the safety and well-being of Manitobans than clean, potable water. At the same time, new infrastructure investments in water-related projects help to create new economic opportunities for municipalities. The AMM is pleased to partner with our provincial and federal counterparts in selecting these very important projects for our communities."

Chris Goertzen,
Association of Manitoba Municipalities President

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada is providing Manitoba with up to $95,250,782 under the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs.
  • For the 24 projects announced today, the federal government is providing up to $18.6 million, the Province is providing approximately $9.3 million, and local municipalities are contributing the balance of the funding or about $9.3 million.
  • 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.

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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 Manitoba: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/mb-eng.html

CWWF and PTIF projects in Manitoba: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/pt-sp/projects-list-liste-projets-mb-eng.html  

The Clean Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf-fepeu-eng.html  

Manitoba's infrastructure projects: http://www.infrastructure.mb.ca/

Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

Backgrounder

Twenty-four new infrastructure projects across Manitoba
Total investment of more than $37.3 million

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have approved a new list of projects under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund to address key infrastructure priorities. The focus of this investment will be to repair and upgrade existing facilities and assets for middle class Canadians and their families.

The Government of Canada is making up to $95,250,782 available to Manitoba municipalities through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, and will fund up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs. The Government of Manitoba and municipalities will fund the balance.

In addition to the 23 water and wastewater projects announced on July 25, 2016, the following 24 projects are approved for federal funding of up to $18,680,101. The Province of Manitoba is investing $9,340,051. The recipient municipalities are contributing approximately $9,340,050 and are responsible for any remaining costs.

Location

Project name

Federal funding

Provincial
funding

Actual/Anticipated
start date

Rural Municipality of Argyle

New Baldur Lagoon Dumping Station

$12,500

$6,250

2017-06-01

City of Brandon

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade: Planning and Design

$1,619,130

$809,565

2017-06-01

Rural Municipality of Cartier

Elie Lagoon Rip-rap Upgrade

$750,000

$375,000

2017-06-01

Rural Municipality of Dauphin

Rural Waterline Expansion: Phase II

$1,786,400

$893,200

2017-05-01

Rural Municipality of East St. Paul

Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade: Feasibility Study

$37,500

$18,750

2017-07-01

Rural Municipality of Fisher

Fisher Branch Lagoon Improvement

$75,000

$37,500

2017-07-01

Rural Municipality of Gilbert Plains

Wastewater Treatment Lagoon and Collection System Improvements

$250,175

$125,088

2017-05-01

Rural Municipality of Glenella- Lansdowne

Rural Waterline Expansion

$293,320

$146,660

2017-07-04

Rural Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain

Broadway and Mountain Backlane Sewer and Water Replacement

$550,000

$275,000

2017-05-01

Rural Municipality of Lorne

Somerset Water Plant Upgrades

$43,000

$21,500

2017-09-01

Rural Municipality of Montcalm

New St. Jean Baptiste Lagoon

$1,558,500

$779,250

2017-06-01

Rural Municipality of Mossey River

Bulk Water System Upgrades

$7,500

$3,750

2017-05-01

Rural Municipality of Oakview

Study and Licensing for the Rapid City Wastewater Treatment Lagoon

$42,500

$21,250

2017-06-01

Local Government District of Pinawa

Pinawa Awanipark Waterline

$262,500

$131,250

2017-04-24

Town of Powerview-Pine Falls

Water Plant Upgrades

$191,000

$95,500

2016-10-17

Rural Municipality of Prairie View

New Municipal Well and Piping Network

$2,000,000

$1,000,000

2017-07-04

Town of Snow Lake

Water and Sewer Line Renewal: Phase II

$1,375,000

$687,500

2017-07-01

City of Steinbach

Supplemental Water Supply System: Planning and Design

$1,250,000

$625,000

2016-07-01

Town of Stonewall

Lagoon Upgrade

$2,300,000

$1,150,000

2017-05-15

Rural Municipality of Stuartburn

Lagoon Upgrade: Planning and Design

$47,500

$23,750

2017-06-01

Town of Swan River

6th Avenue Wastewater Pump Station Upgrade

$500,000

$250,000

2017-06-05

Rural Municipality of Taché

Landmark Water Treatment Distribution System Upgrade: Phase II

$3,362,000

$1,681,000

2017-06-01

Rural Municipality of West Interlake

Ashern Wastewater System Upgrades

$171,625

$85,813

2016-06-01

Rural Municipality of Woodlands

Sewage Force Main Upgrade

$194,950

$97,475

2017-06-01

 

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; Caitlin MacGregor, Press Secretary, Manitoba Government - Communications & Stakeholder Relations, 204-945-1494, caitlin.macgregor@leg.gov.mb.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca

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