Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
City of Dryden

City of Dryden
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

July 27, 2015 15:30 ET

City of Dryden to Receive Funding for Drinking Water Infrastructure Upgrades

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund

DRYDEN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 27, 2015) - Residents of Dryden will benefit from upgrades to drinking water services thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

This project will involve the twinning of the raw water intake pipe running from the Low Lift Station on Dickson Road to the Water Treatment Plant on Wilde Street. Once completed, these upgrades will increase water services efficiency and reliability, helping to ensure healthy and safe drinking water supply for the community.

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 $650,000 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $650,000 to this project.
  • The Corporation of the City of Dryden will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.


"We are pleased to invest in projects such as the water intake pipe twinning 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."

The Honourable Greg Rickford,

Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, Minister of Natural Resources, and Member of Parliament for Kenora

"Today's investment will help the City of Dryden improve the efficiency and reliability of the Water Treatment system through the twinning of the raw water intake pipe along Wilde Street, ensuring that Dryden remains a great community for people to live, work and raise a family in. It's part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history - more than $130 billion over 10 years. Our government is committed to building Northern Ontario up through important community infrastructure projects like this one."

The Honourable Michael Gravelle,

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

"This investment in water infrastructure will ensure sustainability and provide the opportunity for future expansion in the City of Dryden. It shows Dryden's commitment to the safety of our drinking water and firefighting requirements. The twinned water line will allow the City to perform service and emergency repairs without affecting the water supply to end users. I would like to thank the Federal and Provincial Governments for providing this funding through the New Building Canada Fund to help move Dryden forward."

Craig Nuttall

Mayor of the City of Dryden

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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

    Mayor Craig Nuttall

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

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