Enhancing water and wastewater management for Durham Region residents

23 new projects approved in four communities

WHITBY, ON, May 23, 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.

Jennifer O'Connell, Member of Parliament for Pickering-Uxbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Ontario Minister of Government and Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Accessibility and Member of Provincial Parliament for Pickering—Scarborough East, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for Durham Region, today announced that 15 new projects submitted by the Regional Municipality of Durham have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50% of funding for these projects—$22 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 percent of funding for these projects—$11 million, and the recipient will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents across the Regional Municipality of Durham will benefit from projects such as the rehabilitation of existing watermains including upgrades to the Harmony Creek Water Pollution Control Plant. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, $1.2 million in federal funding for eight other water and wastewater projects will benefit Ajax, Brock and Pickering.

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

Jennifer O'Connell, Member of Parliament for Pickering-Uxbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure is an essential part of building liveable communities. This announcement demonstrates the Province's commitment to partnering with municipalities in order to deliver the public infrastructure Ontarians need. I am pleased that these projects will contribute to enhanced quality of life in Pickering, Durham Region and the surrounding area for years to come."

The Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Ontario Minister of Government and Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Accessibility and Member of Provincial Parliament for Pickering—Scarborough East

"To build a stronger Canada and Ontario, we must invest in our communities. The assistance of the federal and provincial governments in delivering these important water projects in Durham Region is greatly appreciated. These investments will help to protect the quality of our drinking water and ensure the efficient treatment of wastewater – both of which are vital to the health and prosperity of Durham communities."

Roger Anderson, Durham Regional Chair and CEO

Quick facts

  • 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.
  • The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges, and water and wastewater infrastructure 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.
  • Local governments such as the Region of Durham maintain the infrastructure to provide clean water and the efficient treatment of wastewater that is vital to communities.

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Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Ontario

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

 

Backgrounder

Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Ontario
23 new projects approved in four 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.

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 recipient will provide the balance of funding.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 23 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to $23,267,573.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal
Funding

Provincial
Funding

Anticipated Start
Date

Ajax, Town of

Conduct Condition Assessment on Six Stormwater Management Ponds

$37,500

$18,750

April 3, 2017

Ajax, Town of

Installation of an Oil/ Grit Separator to improve stormwater at sewer outfall from Callander Court

$50,000

$25,000

September 11, 2017

Ajax, Town of

Hermitage Stormwater Management Pond Rehabilitation

$41,250

$20,625

July 2, 2017

Ajax, Town of

Design and Construction of Stormwater Quality Control Improvement at Existing Storm Sewer Outfall

$325,000

$162,500

February 21, 2017

Ajax, Town of

Installation of an Oil/ Grit Separator to improve stormwater quality at sewer outfall from Caldicott Court

$50,000

$25,000

September 11, 2017

Brock, Township of

Early works in support of the development of a Storm Water Master Plan

$50,000

$25,000

December 1, 2016

Durham, Regional

Municipality of

Watermain replacement on King St from Arthur St to Dunlop St., James St from Kings St. to Centre St., & Ontario St. W. from Henry St. to King St.

$750,000

$375,000

June 1, 2017

Durham, Regional

Municipality of

Sanitary sewer replacement on King St from Arthur St to Dunlop St., James St from Kings St. to Centre St., & Ontario St. W. from Henry St. to King St.

$700,000

$350,000

June 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Watermain replacement crossing Hwy 401 east of Brock St.

$800,000

$400,000

July 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Whitby Water Supply Plant -installation of new dechlorination equipment to dechlorinate backwash prior to discharge into Lake Ontario

$200,000

$100,000

March 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Replacement of a feedermain on Bloor St from Grandview St. to Townline Rd.

$1,000,000

$500,000

June 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Harmony Creek Water Pollution Control Plant Upgrades, including aeration system, secondary clarifier, waste gas burner, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system and operations building.

$7,750,000

$3,875,000

March 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Oshawa Water Supply Plant - Plant No. 1 - Filter Rehabilitation

$1,600,000

$800,000

March 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Courtice Water Pollution Control Plant - Resource Recovery Study - Phase 2 (energy and resource recovery)

$150,000

$75,000

January 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Twinning of the sanitary forcemain from Water St. Sanitary Sewage Pumping Station to the intersection of Carlan Drive and Regional Road 8 (Reach Street)

$2,050,000

$1,025,000

June 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Rehabilitation of existing watermains (Cement lining), Town of  Whitby  and the City of Oshawa

$1,500,000

$750,000

April 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Cathodic Protection of Watermains (City of Pickering, Town of Ajax, Town of Whitby and City of Oshawa)

$1,400,000

$700,000

April 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Polybutylene Water Service Replacement Program (City of Pickering and Town of Ajax)

$2,763,823

$1,381,912

April 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Sanitary sewer extension on Regional Rd. 25 (Consumers Dr.) extension from east of Thickson Rd. to Thornton Rd. to service industrial lands

$620,000

$310,000

June 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Watermain extension on Regional Rd. 25 (Consumers Dr.) extension from east of Thickson Rd. to Thornton Rd. to service industrial lands

$550,000

$275,000

June 1, 2017

Durham, Regional
Municipality of

Sanitary sewer extension on Regional Rd. 52 (Thornton Rd.) from Champlain Ave. to Consumers Dr. to service industrial lands

$205,000

$102,500

June 1, 2017

Pickering, City of

Reconstruction of the Abbot Crescent Stormwater Management Pond in the City of Pickering to improve water quantity, quality and erosion control to Ganatsekiagon Creek

$450,000

$225,000

April 3, 2017

Pickering, City of

Replacement of the unstable deteriorated Marksbury Road storm sewer outfall in the City of Pickering to reduce sediment loads to Lake Ontario

$225,000

$112,500

April 3, 2017

 

 

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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; Craig MacBride, Media Contact, Government of Ontario, 416-212-0453, craig.macbride@ontario.ca; Joanne Paquette, Manager, Communications, The Regional Municipality of Durham, 905-668-7711 ext. 3732, joanne.paquette@durham.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca

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