Better wastewater infrastructure for Orillia residents - 74 new projects approved in 37 communities

ORILLIA, ON, June 16, 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.

Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Ann Hoggarth, Member of Provincial Parliament for Barrie, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and His Worship Steve Clarke, Mayor of the City of Orillia, today announced that a new project in Orillia has 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 this project—over $1.4 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project—over $700,000 of total eligible costs, and the City of Orillia will fund the remaining costs of the project.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Orillia will benefit from upgrades to the wastewater treatment centre including the design and construction of a new cloth media tertiary filtration process, complete with a hydraulic lift station, cloth media filters and buildings to house the individual processes. Tertiary treatment and process optimization at the wastewater treatment center are required to ensure the city meets its new compliance limits for phosphorus entering Lake Simcoe. This project is essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, over $14 million in federal funding and over $7 million in provincial funding for 73 water and wastewater projects will benefit 36 other communities across Ontario.

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 the one in Orillia, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

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

Ann Hoggarth, Member of Provincial Parliament for Barrie, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

"We are thrilled that the City of Orillia was selected for funding by our partners at the Federal and Provincial level. The wastewater tertiary treatment project is vital to reducing amounts of phosphorus entering into Lake Simcoe, which is an essential part of Orillia's natural environment and a critical resource for citizens of Orillia who live, work and play within the watershed of the lake."

Steve Clarke, Mayor of the City of Orillia

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

Backgrounder

Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Ontario
74 new projects approved in 37 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 fund the remaining costs of the projects.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 74 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to $15,524,669.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Arran Elderslie, Municipality of

Upgrade to Watermain, Sanitary and Storm Sewer and Road restoration

$174,307

$87,154

April 21, 2017

Bracebridge, Town of

Eight Street Storm Drainage Improvements

$50,000

$25,000

May 1, 2017

Brockton, Municipality of

Replacement of Existing Primary Digester Roof (Original Construction Circa 1980) to Enhance the Municipality's Wastewater Treatment

$176,637

$88,319

March 1, 2017

Chatsworth, Township of

Replace existing water standpipe with a larger volume standpipe to meet water pressures, fire flows, and foster economic growth

$50,000

$25,000

April 1, 2017

Collingwood, Town of

Replacement of Maple Street Storm Sewer - Replacing 110m of storm sewer between Maple St. & McKay Crt.

$100,000

$50,000

May 1, 2017

Collingwood, Town of

Upgrade and Expansion of Black Ash Creek Sewage Pump Station

$422,457

$211,229

November 1, 2016

Collingwood, Town of

Upgrade of Minnesota Sewage Pump Station

$422,457

$211,229

November 1, 2016

Dysart et al, Municipality of

Class Environmental Assessment and Detailed Engineering Design of New Septage Treatment Facility

$69,625

$34,813

May 1, 2017

Essa, Township of

Replacement of 1750 metres of ductile watermain in the Robinson subdivision, Angus

$413,471

$206,736

April 1, 2017

Georgian Bluffs, Township of

Waterproof existing valve chamber on raw water main

$10,000

$5,000

May 20, 2017

Georgian Bluffs, Township of

Upgrade existing pressure reducing valve chamber

$7,500

$3,750

May 20, 2017

Georgian Bluffs, Township of

Upgrade aging components of Shallow Lake Water Plant

$89,439

$44,720

May 20, 2017

Gravenhurst, Town of

Design and Planning for upgrades of Greavette Storm Sewer/Drainage System at 325 Greavette Street that serves 11 hectares of the urban core

$35,600

$17,800

October 4, 2016

Gravenhurst, Town of

Rehabilitation of Greavette Storm Sewer/Drainage System at 325 Greavette Street that serves 11 hectares of the urban core

$14,400

$7,200

April 1, 2017

Grey Highlands, Municipality of

Improve reliability of Markdale water supply system by upgrading Mark Street water main

$77,709

$38,855

April 1, 2016

Grey, County of

Keady Stormwater Management Study

$27,500

$13,750

January 30, 2017

Grey, County of

Badjeros Stormwater Management Study

$15,000

$7,500

January 30, 2017

Grey, County of

Grey Road 30 Stormwater Management Study

$7,500

$3,750

January 30, 2017

Hanover, Town of

Design and Construction of a new Biosolids storage facility to comply with Ministry of Environment and Climate Change guidelines.

$267,790

$133,895

October 1, 2016

Huntsville, Town of

Replace of Centre Street Storm Water Management System.

$75,221

$34,266

July 1, 2017

Huntsville, Town of

Town of Huntsville Stormwater Drainage Study

$35,000

$8,750

June 1, 2017

Innisfil, Town of

Detailed design and construction of a new in ground water reservoir and a pump station to meet the capacity requirements of existing and future planned growth.

$1,408,420

$704,210

January 31, 2017

Kincardine, Municipality of

Connaught Park Trunk Collection Sewer Upgrades

$521,605

$260,803

July 6, 2016

Meaford, Municipality of

Ivan/Sykes/Paul Sewer Replacement and Restoration

$250,000

$125,000

July 10, 2017

Meaford, Municipality of

Replacement of Existing Pumps at Wastewater Collection Pump Station #2 with Chopper Pumps

$34,591

$17,296

June 5, 2017

Midland, Town of

Construction of a New Water Booster Pumping  Station for the West Pressure Zone

$475,000

$237,500

May 1, 2017

Mono, Town of

Replace existing water treatment control system at all three facilities to extend asset life through on line asset management

$100,000

$50,000

January 1, 2017

Mono, Town of

Install a circulation system in water tower to increase available storage capacity during winter months and future growth

$14,855

$7,428

January 1, 2017

New Tecumseth, Corporation of the Town of

Replacement of two 125 horsepower conventional aeration blowers with one 150 horsepower magnetic bearing blower at Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)

$120,750

$60,375

February 1, 2017

New Tecumseth, Corporation of the Town of

Upgrade pump at 24 Lilly Street West, Beeton, ON, for greater operation flexibility to  service a population of 4,200 in Beeton, Ontario.

$20,000

$10,000

February 1, 2017

New Tecumseth, Corporation of the Town of

New Construction, Standby Emergency Power for various Wells #1, 4, 8, and Hillcrest Pump Station, at Well 4, 4262 Tottenham Road, New Tecumseth

$392,500

$196,250

May 1, 2017

New Tecumseth, Corporation of the Town of

Upgrade High Lift Pump at Hillcrest Well, at 47 George Street, Alliston, Ontario, servicing a population of 24,800 for Alliston and Beeton.

$30,000

$15,000

May 1, 2017

New Tecumseth, Corporation of the Town of

Upgrades to Well #1 including replacement of pump with a higher rated pump, and the increase size of the Chlorine Contact Chamber, at 46 Fletcher Lane, Alliston, Ontario

$168,500

$84,250

May 1, 2017

New Tecumseth, Corporation of the Town of

Replacement of Single Train Membrane at Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant located at 2 Raglan Street, Collingwood

$236,785

$118,393

March 1, 2017

Northern Bruce Peninsula, Municipality of

Lion's Head Water Plant Low Lift Station Rehabilitation

$11,500

$5,750

December 1, 2016

Northern Bruce Peninsula, Municipality of

Lion's Head Drinking Water System (Water Treatment Plant & Water Distribution System) Rehabilitation & Upgrades

$39,437

$19,719

December 1, 2016

Orangeville, Town of

Replacement of a 150 mm Cast Iron Watermain and a 200 mm Asbestos Cement Sanitary Sewer on Maple Crescent

$800,000

$400,000

February 1, 2017

Orangeville, Town of

Replacement and Upgrade of Debris Removal System in the Inlet Works at the Water Pollution Control Plant

$132,500

$66,250

February 1, 2017

Orillia, City of

Upgrade the Wastewater Treatment Centre and Construct Tertiary Filter and Blower Buildings for Process Optimization, and Tertiary Treatment to meet Lake Simcoe Effluent phosphorus limits

$1,499,764

$749,882

April 1, 2016

Owen Sound, City of

Rehabilitation and Replacement of Sanitary Collection System (Selected Sewer Mains and Maintenance Structures)

$178,299

$89,150

May 1, 2017

Owen Sound, City of

Construction of Kenny Drain-Industrial Park Storm Water Management Pond and Diversion Channel

$880,000

$440,000

May 1, 2017

Penetanguishene, Town of

Installation of Dechlorinating System at the Fox Street Sewage Treatment Plant

$100,000

$50,000

June 5, 2017

Penetanguishene, Town of

Payette Water Pumping Station upgrades

$112,500

$56,250

April 3, 2017

Penetanguishene, Town of

Raise the Height of the Well Casing on Well #1 at Payette Water Pumping Station

$10,000

$5,000

April 3, 2017

Penetanguishene, Town of

Main Street Sewage Treatment Plant Filter Compressor Replacements

$14,671

$7,336

February 6, 2017

Ramara, Township of

Replace Water and Sewer to Beaver Trail in order to improve the available capacity and treatment efficiencies to ensure the integrity of the system

$171,973

$85,987

April 1, 2017

Saugeen Shores, Town of

Storm Sewer outlet installation to eliminate failing infiltration galleries, sanitary sewer replacement and watermain upgrade to meet growth demand. (Main outlet in Port Elgin)

$365,000

$182,500

April 1, 2017

Saugeen Shores, Town of

Storm Sewer installation to eliminate failing infiltration galleries and watermain upgrade to meet growth demand (Outlet for 40 blocks in Port Elgin.)

$290,000

$145,000

April 1, 2017

Saugeen Shores, Town of

Storm Sewer installation along Gustavus Street from Kaake Street to Bruce Street to eliminate failing infiltration galleries and watermain upgrade to meet growth demand

$135,000

$67,500

April 1, 2017

Saugeen Shores, Town of

Sanitary Sewer Replacement of 200mm Sanitary Sewer along Arlington Street between Elgin Street and Mill Street

$48,000

$24,000

July 1, 2017

Saugeen Shores, Town of

Sanitary Sewer Replacement of 200mm Sanitary Sewer along Arlington Street between Green Street and Gustavus Street

$65,000

$32,500

July 1, 2017

Saugeen Shores, Town of

Installation of a travelling screen at the Southampton Sewage Treatment Plant

$75,000

$37,500

April 1, 2017

Saugeen Shores, Town of

Installation of New Watermain on Concession 6 to Facilitate Expansion for growth demand

$157,500

$78,750

April 1, 2017

Severn, Township of

Replacement of Sewer Main on Brick Pond Road

$271,281

$135,641

May 1, 2017

Shelburne, Town of

Major Repairs to the Town of Shelburne Elevated Water Storage Tower

$299,167

$149,584

April 1, 2017

Simcoe, County of

Replace reinforced concrete box culvert carrying County Road 27 over the Penville Creek

$50,000

$25,000

June 1, 2017

South Bruce Peninsula, Town of

Design Upgrades for Sewage Pump Station #1 located at 524 Taylor Street, Wiarton (all sewage for the entire Town routes through this pump station)

$85,000

$42,500

June 29, 2016

South Bruce Peninsula, Town of

Design Upgrades for Septage Receiving/Holding Tank at the Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 441048 Elm Street, Wiarton (Georgian Bluffs)

$20,000

$10,000

September 12, 2016

South Bruce Peninsula, Town of

Gravity Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Investigation in Wiarton - work will occur throughout Wiarton, but will concentrate on Berford Street between Frank Street and Division Street

$78,690

$39,345

January 9, 2017

South Bruce, Municipality of

Drainage Improvement On Vincent Street  and Replace the Storm Sewers which are Over Capacity

$243,804

$121,902

May 1, 2017

South Bruce, Municipality of

Major Cleaning and Repainting including Operational Improvements of Mildmay Water Tower to ensure long term functionality

$50,000

$25,000

May 1, 2017

Southgate, Township of

New Construction of Dundalk Drinking Water Production Well and Pumphouse D5 250 Hahen Street East

$50,000

$25,000

April 1, 2016

Tay, Township of

Replacement of watermains on Simcoe, Assiniboia and Alberta Street. Construct storm sewers and replace existing asphalt on Simcoe and Assiniboia Street.

$446,592

$223,296

May 1, 2017

Tay, Township of

Detailed design and studies component of  year-around municipal water services  for Grandview Beach and Paradise Point

$147,786

$73,893

November 1, 2016

The Blue Mountains, The Town of

Clarksburg Water and Wastewater Concept Design

$300,000

$150,000

November 1, 2016

The Blue Mountains, The Town of

Craigleith Wastewater Treatment Plant Ultraviolet (UV) Replacement

$150,000

$75,000

November 1, 2016

The Blue Mountains, The Town of

Thornbury Wastewater Treatment Plant Ultraviolet (UV) Replacement

$67,500

$33,750

November 1, 2016

The Blue Mountains, The Town of

Thornbury Water Plant Roof Replacement

$80,000

$40,000

November 1, 2016

The Blue Mountains, The Town of

Thornbury Wastewater Treatment Plant Roof and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Replacement

$100,000

$50,000

November 1, 2016

The Blue Mountains, The Town of

Moore Crescent Sewage Pumping Station Renovations

$90,000

$45,000

November 1, 2016

The Blue Mountains, The Town of

Elgin Street North Sewage Pumping Station Renovations

$65,807

$32,904

November 1, 2016

Tiny, Township of

The Rehabilitation and Integration of stormwater drainage and erosion management within the Moreau Parkway Subdivision

$64,161

$32,081

March 1, 2017

Wasaga Beach, Town of

River Road West Drainage Improvements & Urbanization

$1,367,014

$683,507

April 1, 2017

West Grey, Municipality of

Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection at Durham Wastewater Treatment Plant

$97,104

$48,552

May 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; Melissa Gowanlock, Manager of Communications, City of Orillia, 705-325-8929, 705-238-9209 (cell), magowanlock@orillia.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: infc.media.infc@canada.ca

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