Better Water Infrastructure in Store

Clarence, Ontario, June 26th, 2017— 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.


Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Grant Crack, MPP for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, His Worship Guy Desjardins, Mayor of Clarence-Rockland, and his Worship Fernand Dicaire, Mayor of Alfred-Plantagenet today announced that three projects 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 the funding—$864,000. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project—$434,000 of total eligible costs and the municipalities will provide the balance of funding.


The approved projects include water main looping completion for the communities of Clarence-Creek and Bourget as well as a Stormwater Culvert Replacement for the community of Wendover. Thanks to these investments, residents will benefit from modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs.
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 the Hawkesbury area to ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities


“The government of Ontario is proud to be investing almost $270 million in water and wastewater infrastructure for municipalities, First Nations and Local Services Boards across the province. We continue to invest in the kinds of infrastructure projects that keep our communities safe, provide reliable access to clean water, and protect our waterways.”
Grant Crack, MPP for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure


“The City of Clarence-Rockland is proud to be able to complete its water looping project for the Clarence Creek and Bourget areas, thanks to funding from our federal government. This project will improve the distribution of drinking water and increase the water pressure, which will be beneficial for firefighting purposes.”
Guy Desjardins, Mayor of Clarence-Rockland

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.

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-fepeu-eng.html
Build ON 2017 Infrastructure Update: https://www.ontario.ca/page/buildon-2017-infrastructure-update
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Contacts
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 Infrastructure Canada 613-960-9251 Toll free: 1-877-250-7154 Email: media@infc.gc.ca
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