Better water and wastewater infrastructure for Windsor residents

35 new projects also approved in 10 other communities

WINDSOR, ON, June 12, 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.

Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, joined Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens today to announce that 13 new projects in Windsor 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 projects—over $6.1 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—over $3 million, and the City of Windsor will fund the remaining costs of the projects.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Windsor will benefit from an improvement project that will separate existing combined sewers along a section of Princess Avenue, as well as storm sewer, wastewater, watermain and road rehabilitation projects along sections of Janisse Drive and Mount Carmel Drive. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, over $15 million in federal funding and over $7 million in provincial funding for 35 water and wastewater projects will benefit 10 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 providing access to clean, reliable drinking water and maintaining a healthy environment. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like those in Windsor, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."

Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, 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 livable communities. This announcement demonstrates the province's commitment to partnering with municipalities in order to deliver the public infrastructure people across Ontario need. These projects will contribute to enhanced quality of life in Windsor and the surrounding region for years to come."

The Honourable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for London North Centre

"Windsor has had extremely high quality drinking water for years and it's thanks in part to our ongoing partnership with our Federal and Provincial Governments.  Investment in upgrades and maintenance to both water and waste water projects like the 13 we have before us will help ensure Windsor drinking water continues to be of the highest quality for years to come and will also help with our infrastructure needs related to waste water and storm water management".

Drew Dilkens, Mayor of Windsor

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 across Ontario
48 new projects approved in 11 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 healthy and clean environment.

The Government of Canada is providing Ontario with over $569 million under CWWF, and will fund up to 50 percent of the total eligible project costs. The provincial government is providing up to $270 million (up to 25 percent of total eligible project costs). The recipients will fund the remaining costs of the projects.

Made possible by the bilateral CWWF agreement with Ontario, the following 48 projects have been approved for federal funding totaling $21,150,428, and provincial funding of $10,575,215.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Amherstburg, Town of

The Amherstburg Water Treatment Plant Reservoir Upgrade and Redundancy Project

$2,491,827

$1,245,914

June 1, 2017

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Engineering design of a new Ridgetown Water Treatment Plant 

$327,797

$163,898

November 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Construction of new Ridgetown to Highgate Transmission Main, Highgate Storage Tank incl. Booster Station

$2,300,000

$1,150,000

September 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Chatham Water Treatment  Plant – Capacity assessment

$25,000

$12,500

September 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Chatham Water Treatment Plant,  Twinning of Water Main from Chatham High Lift Pumping Station to Grand Avenue

$264,960

$132,480

September 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

South Chatham-Kent Water Treatment Plant, Pressure Reducing Valve Replacement

$125,157

$62,579

November 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Electrical upgrades at the South Chatham-Kent Water Treatment Plant

$144,000

$72,000

June 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Replacement of Archimedes Screw pumps at the Wallaceburg Water Pollution Control Plant

$125,158

$62,579

November 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

New Chemical System and Headworks at the Blenheim Water Pollution Control Plant

$225,000

$112,500

November 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Chatham Water Pollution Control Plant, Electrical Upgrades

$500,000

$250,000

July 25, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Chatham Water Pollution Control Plant, Headworks  Ventilation and  Electrical Upgrades

$250,000

$125,000

November 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Chatham Wastewater Pump Station - #1 (Rehabilitation)

$137,304

$68,652

November 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent, Municipality of

Chatham Wastewater Pump Station #5 Relocation

$175,000

$87,500

November 1, 2016

Essex, Town of

Upgrades to the Colchester South Lagoons and Pump Station including  Aerator, Motor Control Center Panels and Sewage Pumps

$237,500

$118,750

February 15, 2017

Essex, Town of

Upgrades to the Harrow-Colchester South Water treatment plant including Low and High Lift Pumps, Motor Control Center Panel and Microstrainer

$507,500

$253,750

February 15, 2017

Essex, Town of

Replacement of the Grit Blower at the Pollution Control Plant

$20,000

$10,000

October 1, 2017

Essex, Town of

Upgrades to the Harrow Lagoon and Pump Station including  Aerator, Motor Control Center Panels, Grinder and Sewage Pumps

$217,500

$108,750

March 15, 2017

Kingsville, Town of

Lakeshore West Pollution Control Plant Facility Roof Replacement

$50,000

$25,000

May 1, 2017

Kingsville, Town of

Lakeshore West Pollution Control Plant Effluent Ultraviolet (UV) System Replacement

$120,000

$60,000

March 15, 2017

Kingsville, Town of

Lakeshore West Pollution Control Plant Raw Inlet Bar Screen Upgrade

$195,000

$97,500

May 1, 2017

Kingsville, Town of

Lakeshore West Pollution Control Plant Raw Inlet Grit Blower Replacement

$80,511

$40,256

September 15, 2017

Kingsville, Town of

Lakeshore West Pollution Control Plant Main Motor Control Center Panel

$75,000

$37,500

September 1, 2017

Kingsville, Town of

Kingsville Wastewater Treatment Lagoon Main Pumping Station Pump Replacement

$60,000

$30,000

May 1, 2017

Kingsville, Town of

Cottam Wastewater Treatment Lagoon Main Pumping Station Pump Replacement

$50,000

$25,000

May 1, 2017

Lakeshore, Town of

Stoney Point Wastewater Treatment Plant on St. Clair Road Detailed Design Engineering

$598,695

$299,348

April 1, 2016

Lakeshore, Town of

Oakwood Street Trunk Sewer Extension Structural Construction

$1,180,029

$590,015

April 1, 2016

LaSalle, Town of

Install Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition at 2 separate sewage pump station. Flow monitoring equipment at 19 sewage pumping stations. Light Emitting Diode fixtures at various sewage pumping stations. 

$90,000

$45,000

February 1, 2017

LaSalle, Town of

Installation of Mechanical Controlled bar screen at main sewage pumping station

$625,000

$312,500

February 1, 2017

Leamington, Municipality of

Separation of sewers on Lorne/Gladstone/Melrose/Henry/William Avenues that will serve 71 homes

$125,000

$62,500

November 15, 2016

Leamington, Municipality of

Separation of sewers on Danforth Avenue (Hayward to Seacliff) that serves 65 homes

$1,705,000

$852,500

November 15, 2016

Leamington, Municipality of

Separation of sewers on Parkdale and Coronation that serve 56 homes

$412,500

$206,250

November 15, 2016

Leamington, Municipality of

Seacliff Trunk Sanitary Sewer Study to expand existing sanitary service area and eliminate weeping beds.

$51,426

$25,713

November 15, 2016

Pelee, Township of

Rehabilitation of Pelee Island Drainage Pump Station Exhaust and Fuel Systems for Storm Water Management

$50,000

$25,000

February 1, 2017

Tecumseh, Town of

Sanitary Sewer Collection System Rehabilitation Project

$1,118,912

$559,456

April 17, 2017

West Elgin, Municipality of

Rodney Sewage System Rehabilitation

$293,427

$146,714

April 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

Pontiac Pumping Station Drainage Assessment

$125,000

$62,500

February 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

St Paul Pumping Station Drainage Assessment

$125,000

$62,500

February 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

Campbell/ University area Stormwater management study - Storm Water Master Plan

$200,000

$100,000

February 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

Lou Romano Water Reclamation Plant Main Pumphouse Drywell Integrity and Reliability Improvements

$175,000

$87,500

February 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

Supply and Installation of Odor Control system at the Maplewood Pumping Station to prevent collection system corrosion

$275,000

$137,500

February 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

Upgrades to the Lou Romano Water Reclamation Plant (LRWRP) Biological Aerated Filter Backwash Supply Tank Screens

$375,000

$187,500

February 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

Separation of existing combined sewers as well as water main and road rehabilitation Princess Avenue, Tecumseh Road East to Adstoll Avenue

$1,419,150

$709,575

April 10, 2017

Windsor, City of

Storm sewer, wastewater, water main and road rehabilitation Janisse Drive, Wyandotte St to Raymond Ave.

$1,106,284

$553,142

April 10, 2017

Windsor, City of

Storm sewer, wastewater, water main and road rehabilitation Mount Carmel Dr., Cabana Rd W to Lennon Court

$1,150,000

$575,000

April 10, 2017

Windsor, City of

South National Storm and Waste Water Relining

$375,000

$187,500

February 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

Rossini area relining of both Storm and Sanitary pipes which run under the high school

$70,000

$35,000

February 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

Storm Extension to College & Crawford allowing for disconnection of combined sewer for storm water

$235,792

$117,896

February 1, 2017

Windsor, City of

Conduct a Sewer condition data acquisition study on 65% of the existing assets

$565,000

$282,500

February 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: Contacts: 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; Jason Moore, Senior Manager of Communications, City of Windsor, 519-255-6100 ext 6304, jmoore@citywindsor.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: media@infc.gc.ca

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