Central Elgin benefits from increased investment in water project



    ST. THOMAS, ON, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Residents of Central Elgin will benefit
from cleaner, safer drinking water through an increased investment under the
Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program.
    As a result of an increase in eligible project costs for replacing the
Oakview Crescent water supply, the governments of Canada and Ontario are each
contributing up to $328,647 to the project. This represents a total combined
federal-provincial increase of $142,980. The Municipality of Central Elgin
will invest the remaining one third of the project's total eligible cost of
$985,941.
    The Municipality of Central Elgin constructed a transmission main to
connect the water system in Union to the Port Stanley secondary water system,
and abandoned two existing wells in the Oakview Crescent water supply.
    The upgrades are required to bring the municipal water system into
compliance with the Ontario Drinking Water Systems Regulation and improve the
overall quality of life in Central Elgin. "Green" municipal infrastructure is
a priority for the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program.
    "This increased investment is a concrete example of our commitment to
build and modernize Canada's infrastructure in communities across Ontario,"
said Joe Preston, MP for Elgin-Middlesex-London. "The Government of Canada is
delivering real results to improve the quality of life for residents across
the province."
    "I am pleased to see that the Ontario government is able to support
Central Elgin in its plan to provide cleaner, safer drinking water to
residents in the community," said Steve Peters, MPP for
Elgin-Middlesex-London. "I am also pleased to see that the federal government
is putting forward its share for projects that support strong rural
communities in Ontario."
    "Our municipality is thrilled to receive additional funding for this
project," said Sylvia Hofhuis, Mayor of the Municipality of Central Elgin. "We
remain committed to these improvements."
    This is one of a series of matching federal and provincial investments to
help municipalities protect the health and safety of their residents through
essential infrastructure projects totalling more than $1.3 billion to date in
Ontario.

    Project Reference Number: 443-6115

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For further information:

For further information: Sylvia Hofhuis, Mayor of the Municipality of
Central Elgin, (519) 631-4860; Brent Ross, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Affairs, (416) 326-9342; Kerri Dunning, Industry Canada, (416)
952-0457; For more information visit: www.ic.gc.ca/coip-pico

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