The Governments of Canada and Quebec are supporting 26 projects to improve water and sewage systems in the Centre-du-Québec region

DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, April 20, 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 for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, along with Laurent Lessard, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Minister Responsible for the Centre-du-Québec 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 $64 million for 26 water projects in the Centre-du-Québec region under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the New Building Canada Fund-Quebec, Small Communities Fund. The financial support granted to 16 municipalities 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 almost $38.4 million in these projects and the Government of Quebec is providing close to $25.7 million for a total joint contribution of more than $64 million. The municipalities will provide the remainder of the funding.

The approval of the projects under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund 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 and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These new projects in the Centre-du-Québec 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 for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Thanks to the federal-provincial agreements, sixteen municipalities in the Centre-du-Québec region will be able to complete important projects to meet their needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. The financial support announced today clearly shows how working in partnership is improving the quality of life of our citizens."

Laurent Lessard, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Minister responsible for the Centre-du-Québec 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 CWWF 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 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 Small Communities Fund is a joint federal-provincial program coordinated by Infrastructure Canada in partnership with provinces and territories. In Quebec, the Fund is managed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy. The Fund provides communities across the country with less than 100,000 residents financial support to help maintain and implement water infrastructure that complies with regulations.

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Financial details and list of projects

Backgrounder

The Governments of Canada and Quebec are supporting 26 projects that will improve water and sewage systems in the Centre-du-Québec region

Investment of more than $64 million

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and New Building Canada Fund, Small Communities Fund

The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $64,034,272 in 26 water and wastewater projects to ensure residents of the Centre-du-Québec region have access to clean and reliable water sources. Funding for the 25 projects under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund was made possible by the signing of the bilateral agreement on July 5, 2016.  

The Government of Canada is contributing $38,370,313 and the province is providing $25,663,959. The municipalities will provide the remaining funding.

List of new projects

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Sainte-Perpétue

Upgrading drinking water facilities

$2,342,750

$1,546,215

May 8, 2017

Chesterville

Upgrading of the drinking water reservoir and addition of a wastewater phosphate removal system

 

$430,200

$283,932

May 15, 2017

Chesterville

Renewal of water pipes

 

$1,026,476

$677,474

May 15, 2017

Drummondville

Upgrading of the Saint-Nicéphore booster station

 

$2,928,750

$1,932,975

May 15, 2017

Drummondville

Renewal of water pipes

 

$862,372

$569,168

September 12, 2016

Fortierville

Renewal of water pipes

 

$1,730,644

$1,142,226

July 3, 2017

Ham-Nord

Renewal of water pipes

 

$160,985

$106,250

May 29, 2017

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil

Renewal of water pipes

 

$950,229

$627,151

June 1, 2017

Plessisville

Replacement of the aeration pipes in the treatment plant

 

$213,742

$141,071

October 3, 2016

Plessisville

Renewal of water pipes

 

$2,171,951

$1,433,489

April 1, 2016

Plessisville

Renewal of water pipes

 

$329,755

$217,640

May 1, 2017

Princeville

Renewal of water pipes

 

$721,319

$476,071

May 15, 2017

Saint-Célestin

Drinking water upgrades

 

$1,815,178

$1,198,018

May 1, 2017

Saint-Célestin

Renewal of water pipes

 

$677,081

$446,874

May 1, 2017

Sainte-Eulalie

Renewal of water pipes

 

$587,180

$387,540

May 1, 2017

Saint-Léonard-d'Aston

Renewal of water pipes

 

$1,155,650

$762,730

May 15, 2017

Victoriaville

Upgrading of wastewater treatment equipment through energy transfer pumping station

 

$2,441,268

$1,611,237

April 17, 2017

Victoriaville

Renewal of water pipes

 

$775,226

$511,649

May 15, 2017

Warwick

Renewal of water pipes

 

$1,218,464

$804,186

April 1, 2016

Bécancour

Treatment plant (in the Mares Noires western sector)

$3,475,000

$2,293,500

June 26, 2017

Bécancour

Bring up to code and maintain assets – Water treatment plant

$1,150,000

$759,000

August 14, 2017

Bécancour

Gentilly spring –  upgrading and maintenance of assets

$375,000

$247,500

August 21, 2017

Saint-Germain-de-Grantham

Bring the aeration ponds and the basin pumping station up to code

$2,775,000

$1,831,500

July 17, 2017

Saint-Germain-de-Grantham

Renewal of water pipes

 

$1,657,951

$1,094,248

June 12, 2017

Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover

Drinking water supply - Connection to Drummondville

$5,399,492

$3,563,665

May 15, 2017

 

New Building Canada Fund: Small Communities Fund

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Drummondville

Replacement of wastewater pipes

$998,650

$998,650

June 4, 2018

 

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

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/.

Le programme d'aide financière NFCC-FPC : http://www.mamot.gouv.qc.ca/infrastructures/programmes-daide-financiere/nouveau-fonds-chantiers-canada-quebec-volet-fonds-des-petites-collectivites-fpc/

 

Twitter: @INFC_eng 
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Contacts: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149; Marie-Ève Pelletier, 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; Mathieu Gaudreault, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Minister responsible for the Centre-du-Québec Region and MNA for Lotbinière-Frontenac, 418 643-7295; 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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