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Municipality of Bluewater

Municipality of Bluewater
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

July 16, 2015 10:30 ET

Bluewater to Receive Funding for Shoreline Small Diameter Watermain Replacement

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund

BLUEWATER, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 16, 2015) - Residents of Bluewater will benefit from a shoreline small diameter watermain replacement thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

Work will entail the replacement of the existing watermain along the shoreline with a larger diameter watermain to increase the capacity of the water distribution system. Once completed, these upgrades will help deliver efficient and reliable water services, improving the quality of drinking water in the municipality for years to come.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $97,690 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $97,690 to this project.
  • The Municipality of Bluewater will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.


"We are pleased to invest in projects like the Bluewater Shoreline Small Diameter Watermain Replacement that will benefit our community by improving much needed local infrastructure.Our Government's commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario's residents while helping job creation and economic growth."

Ben Lobb,

Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"With today's investment, Bluewater residents will be assured of efficient and reliable water service for years to come. It's part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history -- more than $130 billion over 10 years - which is supported by a number of initiatives, including unlocking the value of public assets to help make investments in transit, transportation and other priority projects. Through the construction of important infrastructure projects like this one, our government is demonstrating our commitment to building Ontario up by keeping our communities strong and creating new jobs."

The Honourable Deborah Matthews,

Deputy Premier, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

"Bluewater appreciates receiving this investment from the federal and provincial governments so that we can maintain and upgrade our infrastructure. This project will support existing residents and future growth along the shoreline."

Tyler Hessel,

Mayor of Bluewater

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec

    Andrew Forgione
    Office of the Minister of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure

    Gary Long
    Chief Administrative Officer
    519-236-4351 ext. 226

    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154

    Brigitte Marleau
    Communications Branch
    Ontario Ministry of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure