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September 14, 2016 12:30 ET

Canada and Ontario Reach Agreement Under the New Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

41 projects approved for funding

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 2016) - The governments of Canada and Ontario are making investments that will help create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future.

Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $1.1 billion in combined funding available under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). The federal government is providing up to 50% of this funding, amounting to almost $570 million, for projects while the provincial government will invest almost $270 million. Municipalities, First Nations and local services boards will cover the remaining costs. Municipalities will also be able to apply their Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) formula grants toward the municipal contribution for these projects. Ontario recently announced it will triple OCIF funding to $300 million per year by 2018-19.

Today's announcement is in addition to the bilateral agreement that was announced in August 2016 and provided $2.97 billion in combined funding for public transit infrastructure funding in Ontario under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. These agreements are part of Phase 1 of the $120 billion, 10-year Investing in Canada plan and is a key foundational piece of the federal government's longer-term investment strategy.

Also announced today was an initial list of 41 approved projects under the funding program. The list includes important work to create a new landmass around the current Essroc Quay in Toronto that will stabilize the area shoreline under flood conditions; replace aging water mains and provide sanitary and storm water services in Barrie; retrofit work for ponds in Brampton to enhance water quality and control erosion; upgrades to the main water line and the construction of a new storm water treatment plant in Sudbury; improvements to the Hespeler wastewater treatment plant in Waterloo; and upgrades to the snow disposal facility in Guelph. These projects will greatly contribute to ensuring that communities across Ontario have access to clean and reliable drinking water, efficient wastewater systems, and healthy rivers and lakes.

Quotes

"Infrastructure is the foundation of the Canada we want to build for tomorrow. The Government of Canada recognizes that we need a solid partnership with all orders of government to support infrastructure and create good, well-paying jobs that can help the middle class grow and prosper today. We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Ontario for clean water and wastewater so that Ontario communities can address their specific infrastructure priorities, while helping grow the middle class with good, well-paying jobs."

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The people of Ontario deserve to know they have clean water, clean lakes and rivers, and water management systems they can trust each and every day. The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund will help maintain that trust by investing in municipalities. This announcement today is an excellent example of the great things we can accomplish when all three levels of government work together to build our communities up."

The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

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Complete list of identified projects in Ontario: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1124319

Quick facts

  • CWWF funding is part of Phase 1 of Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's historic $120-billion plan to support public infrastructure across the country over the next 10 years.
  • Phase 1 provides more than $11.9 billion in investments to support public transit systems, green infrastructure projects, and social infrastructure projects. Details on Phase 2 of Investing in Canada will be announced in the coming months.
  • Under the CWWF agreement, the Government of Canada has made its funding retroactive to April 1, 2016, so projects can proceed without delay to ensure a productive construction season.
  • Ontario's funding is part of the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history-about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit.
  • Since 2015, the province has announced support for more than 475 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.

Associated links

Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.

Have your say on infrastructure: infraconsults.ca

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf-fepeu-eng.html

To learn more about infrastructure projects in your community: www.ontario.ca/buildON

Twitter: @INFC_eng

Web: Infrastructure Canada

Backgrounder

Canada and Ontario reach agreement for clean water and wastewater infrastructure funding
41 projects identified for funding to date

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

The Government of Canada is providing $569,642,062 for projects under the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) to rehabilitate and improve community water and wastewater systems across the Province of Ontario. Combined with provincial, municipal and other contributions, $1,139,284,124 will be going towards providing Ontario families with clean and reliable water and wastewater services. The federal government is providing up to 50% of this funding.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 41 projects have been approved to date for funding amounting to over $66 million in federal funding and over $33 million in provincial funding. Additional projects in these and other Ontario municipalities will be identified following the formal intake process launched today.

Location Project Name Federal Funding Provincial Funding Anticipated Start Date
City of Barrie Hotchkiss Creek Expansion- Essa, Anne to Gowan $2,200,000 $1,100,000 January 1, 2017
City of Barrie Memorial Square Redevelopment - flood prevention $175,000 $87,500 January 2, 2017
City of Barrie Sanitary Servicing - Royal Oak, Bay, Cottage (Federal Funding Name: Sanitary Servicing to Reduce Phosphorus to Lake Simcoe- Royal Oak, Bay, Cottage) $5,950,000 $2,975,000 January 1, 2017
City of Barrie Stormwater Management Pond Retrofit - Hotchkiss Creek at Bryne Drive $226,500 $113,250 January 1, 2017
City of Barrie Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Plans and Needs Studies $900,000 $450,000 September 30, 2016
City of Brampton Environmental Assessment Strategic Plan and Sustainability Framework for the Downtown Etobicoke Creek Revitalization Project $175,000 $87,500 January 30, 2017
City of Brampton Etobicoke Creek Valley Landfill Assessment $150,000 $75,000 January 30, 2017
City of Brampton Storm Sewer Network Assessment $625,000 $312,500 January 30, 2017
City of Brampton Central Area Storm Sewer Modelling $600,000 $300,000 January 30, 2017
City of Brampton Upper 9 Stormwater Management Pond Retrofit $325,000 $162,500 April 1, 2017
City of Brampton Stormwater Management Pond Retrofits $1,000,000 $500,000 April 1, 2017
City of Brampton Stormwater Management Pond Sediment Removal $800,000 $400,000 January 30, 2017
City of Brampton Modulation of Thermal Effects in Stormwater Management Pond Discharge $196,192 $98,096 January 30, 2017
City of Brampton Integrated Stormwater Management for Erosion Control $1,000,000 $500,000 January 30, 2017
City of Brampton Fletcher's Creek Roadway Stormwater Conveyance Control $500,000 $250,000 January 30, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury 1st Avenue - upgrade to main water line in Coniston $1,935,000 $967,500 November 1, 2016
City of Greater Sudbury Spruce Street - upgrade of water main water line $2,128,500 $1,064,250 November 1, 2016
City of Greater Sudbury York Street - Regent Street to Paris Street - Water Main Lining $250,000 $125,000 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Strathmere Court - Robinson Drive East to Robinson Drive West - Water Main Lining $125,000 $62,500 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Mikkola Road - Culvert Replacement at Kantola Road $80,000 $40,000 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Westmount Avenue - Culvert Replacement - Greenvale Court $255,000 $127,500 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Yorkshire Drive - Culvert Replacement near Sewer Plant $125,000 $62,500 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Manninen Road - Culvert Replacement $90,000 $45,000 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Edward Avenue - Culvert Replacement $90,000 $45,000 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Seguin Street - Culvert Replacement $120,000 $60,000 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Nickel Basin Road - McKenzie Creek Culvert Replacement $250,000 $125,000 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury MR55 - Culvert Replacement $315,000 $157,500 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Tilton Lake Road - Culvert Replacement $165,000 $82,500 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Strathmere Court - Robinson Drive East to Robinson Drive West - Sewer Main Lining $50,000 $25,000 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury York Street - Regent Street to Paris Street - Sewer Main Lining $55,000 $27,500 May 1, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury Stormwater Asset Management Plan $200,000 $100,000 January 15, 2017
City of Greater Sudbury David Street - Storm Water Outlet Treatment Station - Design & Construction $800,000 $400,000 October 15, 2016
City of Guelph Metcalfe Street Reconstruction - Phase 1 $1,797,890 $898,945 October 1, 2016
City of Guelph Snow Disposal Facility Upgrade $2,500,000 $1,250,000 October 1, 2016
City of Guelph Stormwater Management and Pond Maintenance $750,000 $375,000 January 1, 2017
City of Toronto Essroc Quay Lake Filling and Naturalization - Port Lands Flood Protection $32,500,000 $16,250,000 October 1, 2016
Municipality of Wawa Membrane Filters at Water Treatment Plant $60,262 $30,131 January 1, 2017
Regional Municipality of Waterloo Hespeler Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades $2,000,000 $1,000,000 July 1, 2016
Regional Municipality of Waterloo Preston Wastewater Treatment Plan Upgrades $1,500,000 $750,000 June 1, 2016
Regional Municipality of Waterloo Foxboro Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades $1,500,000 $750,000 April 1, 2017
Regional Municipality of Waterloo Mannheim Reservoirs Inlet Piping Upgrades $2,115,979 $1,057,990 July 1, 2016

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