Eight projects will improve water and sewage systems across the Lanaudière region

SAINT-LIGUORI, QC, April 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province's waterways by investing in projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date and efficient and meet communities' increasing capacity needs. These investments will also help create jobs and grow the economy.

Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier, Minister Responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development, and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière region, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal region, announced an investment of more than $22.4 million for eight water and wastewater projects in the Lanaudière region under the Clean Water and Waste Water Fund (CWWF). The financial support granted to seven municipalities in the region will contribute to maintaining, renewing or developing their infrastructure to ensure the production and distribution of high quality drinking water for residents or the proper disposal and treatment of waste water. 

The Government of Canada is investing more than $13.5 million in these projects and the Government of Quebec is providing more than $8.9 million for a total joint contribution of over $22.4 million. The municipalities will provide the balance.

The approval of these projects was made possible by the signing of a bilateral agreement between Canada and Quebec in July 2016, which made funding available for water projects across the province.

Quotes

"We are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services. These new projects in the Lanaudière region will safeguard the environment and well-being of residents. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that help protect the environment and preserve public health, while paving the way for economic growth and for the creation of good-paying middle class jobs."

Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Thanks to the federal-provincial agreement for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, seven municipalities in the Lanaudière region will be able to complete important projects that meet their needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure, while having beneficial effects on the environment. The financial support announced today clearly shows how working in partnership is improving the quality of life of our fellow citizens, while generating local and regional economic benefits."

Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier, Minister Responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière region, on behalf of Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible for the Montréal region

Quick facts

  • Thanks to its base financial assistance rate of 83%, the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is allowing municipalities to invest almost $800 million in infrastructure projects. Over the period of 2016 to 2018, the federal government will provide $363.8 million and the provincial government will provide $300 million for a total joint investment of $664 million.
  • This Fund is part of Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's historic plan that provides 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 provides $21.9 billion over 11 years for investments in green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

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Financial details and list of projects

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

See how many Clean Water and Wastewater Fund projects have been approved in Quebec and across the country: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/pt-sp/index-eng.html

Federal infrastructure investments in Quebec: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.

The programme d'aide financière FEPTEU : http://www.mamot.gouv.qc.ca/infrastructures/programmes-daide-financiere/fonds-pour-leau-potable-et-le-traitement-des-eaux-usees-fepteu/.

 

Backgrounder

Canada and Quebec support eight projects to improve water and wastewater systems across the Lanaudière region
Investment of more than $22.4 million

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $22,469,914 million in eight water and wastewater projects to ensure residents of the Lanaudière region have access to clean and reliable water sources. Funding for these projects was made possible by the signing of the bilateral agreement on July 5, 2016.

The Government of Canada is contributing $13,536,092 million for the eight projects, representing 50% of the total eligible costs, and the province is providing $8,933,822 million.

List of new projects

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare

Renewal of water pipes

 

$386,602

$255,158

April 1, 2017

Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare

Renewal of water pipes

 

$347,470

$229,330

April 1, 2017

Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon

Renewal of water pipes

 

$924,338

$610,062

June 5, 2017

Saint-Liguori

Wastewater treament in the heart of St-Liguori Village

$4,947,000

$3,265,020

August 7, 2017

Sainte-Élisabeth

Drinking water system –  Grand Rang St-Pierre

$4,885,186

$3,224,223

August 15, 2017

Saint-Félix-de-Valois

Bring the water treatment plant up to code

$1,313,427

$866,863

May 15, 2017

Saint-Paul

Refurbishment of infrastructure on Adrien and Claude streets

$471,069

$310,906

August 7, 2017

Saint-Thomas

Drinking water problem on Rang Saint-Charles

$261,000

$172,260

August 7, 2017

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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; Marie-Ève Pelletier, Director of Communications and, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the region of Montréal, 418-691-2050; Clémence Beaulieu Gendron, Press Secretary, Office of the Deputy Premier, Minister Responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière region, 418-691 5650; For information: Pierre-Luc Lévesque, Communications, Department of Municipal Affairs, Land Occupancy, and Public Security, 418-691-2015, poste 3746; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, media@infc.gc.ca

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