Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Municipality of South Dundas

Municipality of South Dundas
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

July 28, 2014 11:30 ET

Iroquois Wastewater Treatment Plant Helps Clean St. Lawrence River

IROQUOIS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 28, 2014) -

Thanks to a funding partnership between Canada, Ontario and the Municipality of South Dundas, the Iroquois Wastewater Treatment Plant is fully upgraded and operational.

After two years of construction, the facility now provides a secondary treatment process, which improves the quality of wastewater effluent released into the nearby St. Lawrence River. Also, with a larger overall capacity, the plant is now able to significantly reduce the amount of untreated wastewater discharged during wet weather conditions.

Not only does the upgraded plant better protect the environment and ensure the health and safety of local residents, its increased capacity allows the Municipality of South Dundas to treat sufficient wastewater to support future growth.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is contributing up to $9,000,000 to this project through the Green Infrastructure Fund.

  • The Government of Ontario is contributing up to $9,000,000 to this project through the Green Infrastructure Fund.

  • The Municipality of South Dundas is providing the remaining $62,067 of the total project cost of $18,062,067.

Quotes

"Important projects like this one significantly impact the quality of life for local residents. Thanks to these improvements, the Iroquois Wastewater Treatment Plant will now have the capacity to support this growing community while preserving the St. Lawrence River ecosystem for years to come. Our government is proud to invest in significant infrastructure projects that create jobs, promote growth, and build strong, prosperous communities across Ontario."

Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry

"One of our government's key priorities is to build Ontario up by making long-term, strategic investments in critical infrastructure. The significant upgrades made to the Iroquois Wastewater Treatment Plant will not only greatly improve wastewater treatment and create jobs in the Municipality of South Dundas and surrounding regions, but will also provide residents with improved access to cleaner, safer water well into the future."

Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

"Thanks to our federal and provincial partners, we are improving the quality of life for residents of Iroquois and South Dundas. We are also promoting ecologic sustainability of the St. Lawrence River by improving the treatment of wastewater. Without our partners, this would not have happened."

Steven Byvelds, Mayor, Municipality of South Dundas

Associated Links

To learn more about the Green Infrastructure Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/gif-fiv-eng.html.

Read highlights of the 2014 Ontario Budget: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2014/budhi.html
www.southdundas.com

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan: www.eap.gc.ca/

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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
    613-943-1838

    Steve McDonald
    Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of South Dundas
    613-543-2673 (t)

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca