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City of Kawartha Lakes

City of Kawartha Lakes
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

June 25, 2015 14:00 ET

Kawartha Lakes Celebrates North West Trunk Project Completion

KAWARTHA LAKES, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 25, 2015) -

Kawartha Lakes residents and businesses are benefitting from the completion of the North West Trunk Sanitary Sewer System, extending and improving sewer services in the Lindsay community, thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

This project involved the design and construction of the North West Trunk Sanitary Sewer system. Work included the construction of the new Jennings Creek Pump Station in the North West quadrant of the community of Lindsay and new gravity sewers. Two forcemains were also installed from the new pumping station to the Lindsay wastewater treatment plant while the Uniroyal Pump Station was decommissioned.

The North West Trunk project has expanded and improved the sewer capacity in the community of Lindsay, facilitating residential and commercial growth. This initiative will contribute to minimizing potential sewer overflows, preserving the health and safety of families, and the local environment for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed $1.66 million toward this project through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.
  • The Government of Ontario contributed $1.66 million to this project.
  • The City of Kawartha Lakes contributed $2.5 million to this project and leveraged the remaining of the total project cost of $19.8 million.


"After years of consideration, I am pleased the North West Trunk Project is complete and will provide a variety of economic development opportunities for Kawartha Lakes. I believe that government's role is to provide the infrastructure so that private enterprise and individuals can create their own economic opportunities."

Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament for Haliburton - Kawartha Lakes - Brock 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

"Our government is modernizing critical infrastructure across the province to improve the quality of life of residents in rural communities. The investment made to complete the Kawartha Lakes North West Trunk Project marks our commitment to strengthening communities and providing clean water for residents and businesses of Kawartha Lakes."

Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

"The completion of the Northwest Trunk marks a significant milestone in the future growth and development of Lindsay and Kawartha Lakes. The infrastructure capacity that this project will provide ensures we are ready and able to accommodate several thousand new homes as well as commercial and retail development. This is a great day for the City of Kawartha Lakes."

Andy Letham, Mayor of Kawartha Lakes

"As Chair of the Northwest Trunk Steering Committee I would like to acknowledge the great work done in partnership with our development community. This project could not have been realized without the tireless support and consultation with our local developers, and that collaboration has resulted in the successful completion of this much-needed and long awaited project."

Isaac Breadner, Councillor and Chairperson of the North West Trunk Steering Committee

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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

    Christina Crowley-Arklie
    Press Secretary & Communications Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Agriculture, Food
    and Rural Affairs

    Juan Rojas
    Manager of Engineering
    City of Kawartha Lakes
    705-324-9411 ext. 1151

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