Better drinking water and wastewater treatment for Hamilton residents

20 new projects approved in two communities

HAMILTON, ON, June 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.

Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Ted McMeekin, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and His Worship Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton, today announced that 16 new projects in Hamilton have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projectsover $21 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projectsover $10 million of total eligible costs, and the City of Hamilton will fund the remaining costs of the projects.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Hamilton will benefit from projects like a rehabilitated Osler Road pumping station, the construction of a new Lynden water treatment system, and upgrades to the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant Methane Storage Facility. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, $3.9 million in federal funding for four water and wastewater projects will benefit the City of Brantford.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

Quotes

"I'm proud to be back home in Hamilton today to announce funding that will go a long way toward ensuring our community continues to have access to clean, reliable drinking water. Projects like the rehabilitation of the Osler Road pumping station, the construction of a new Lynden water treatment system, and upgrades to the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant Methane Storage Facility will provide immediate improvements and will ensure that Hamilton remains healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Ensuring safety and improving wastewater treatment infrastructure for people in the City of Hamilton is of paramount importance. Our government recognizes this and is taking action by working with our federal and municipal partners to modernize and upgrade essential infrastructure, including the project announced today."

Ted McMeekin, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

"Clean water is essential to a healthy and prosperous life. This funding will help to ensure residents continue to receive this essential service by improving the distribution and collection of water in the City of Hamilton. Many of these projects are related to rehabilitating and repairing the aging infrastructure that we can't see, like sewer mains and storm sewers. While this infrastructure isn't always top of mind, it's crucial to ensuring Hamiltonians continue to receive clean water."

His Worship Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton

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.

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Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Hamilton and Brantford
20 new projects approved in two 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 recipients will fund the remaining costs of the projects.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 20 projects in Hamilton and Brantford have been approved for federal funding amounting to $25,862,195.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Brantford, City of

Stormwater Collection Network Assessment and Study

$66,372

$33,186

March 15, 2017

Brantford, City of

Upgrading of existing 300mm Sanitary Sewer on Greenwich Drive to 450mm

$1,797,788

$898,894

March 15, 2017

Brantford, City of

Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrical Transformer Replacement

$1,858,407

$929,204

March 15, 2017

Brantford, City of

Shellard Lane storm water management Pond Capital Rehabilitation

$194,248

$97,124

June 1, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Mountain Trunk Storm Sewer - Structural rehabilitation and repairs of 400 meters of 4.5 meter by 5.4 meter arch shaped concrete storm sewer to prevent imminent collapse

$5,250,000

$2,625,000

February 1, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Watermain Structural Lining - internal lining of 4.5 Km of metal watermains up to 400mm in diameter, to reduce the occurrence of watermain breaks and to improve the quality of the water delivered

$3,500,000

$1,750,000

March 1, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Wastewater System Lining - lining  20 Km of brick, concrete, clay, and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) sewers up to 1500mm diameter, to reduce occurrence of structural failure and back-ups

$3,277,881

$1,638,941

January 2, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant Methane Storage Facility refurbishment and exterior repainting.

$2,000,000

$1,000,000

July 5, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Construction of New Corrosion Control Building at water treatment plant

$1,540,000

$770,000

April 3, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Osler Road Pumping Station Rehabilitation - Rehabilitation of the existing pumping station including all pumping equipment, all ancillary equipment and building and property improvements. 

$750,000

$375,000

July 2, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Condition Assessment Program for Mainline Sewers throughout the City

$750,000

$375,000

January 2, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Freelton Water Tower Structural Upgrades

$712,500

$356,250

May 31, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Western Interceptor Sewer CCTV and Sonar Inspection

$700,000

$350,000

January 2, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Ben Nevis & Dewitt Water Pumping Station Upgrade

$600,000

$300,000

October 2, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Sewer Lateral Rehabilitation Program for private drains throughout the City

$500,000

$250,000

January 2, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Metallic Watermain Condition Assessment Program

$400,000

$200,000

January 2, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe Condition Assessment Inspection Program

$250,000

$125,000

January 2, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Elgin St.  Rhodes Court and Calvin St. sewage pumping station rehabilitation.

$215,000

$107,500

June 27, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Critical Watermain Inspection Program

$200,000

$100,000

January 2, 2017

Hamilton, City of

Construction of new Lynden Water Treatment System

$1,300,000

$650,000

September 1, 2017

 

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

Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

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; Katrina Kim, Media Contact, Government of Ontario, 416-327-7227, katrina.kim@ontario.ca; Jasmine Graham, Communications Officer, City of Hamilton, Public Works, 905-546-2424 ext.1430, Jasmine.graham@hamilton.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca

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