Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Town of Kirkland Lake

Town of Kirkland Lake
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

October 14, 2014 14:30 ET

Kirkland Lake Benefits from Improvements to Wastewater Infrastructure

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) -

Representatives from the federal and municipal governments gathered today to celebrate the completion of the Kirkland Lake Wastewater Improvement Project. The upgraded wastewater infrastructure will better protect the environment and ensure the health and safety of local residents.

Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Town of Kirkland Lake, a new wastewater treatment plant was built adjacent to the existing plant. The project also included decommissioning the old plant and converting it to a pumping station with a storm-surge tank to provide additional storm water capacity during peak flows.

Not only will these improvements ensure sufficient treatment capacity to support population growth over the next 20 years or more, the energy efficient plant will provide a higher level of treatment, enabling Kirkland Lake to meet federal and provincial wastewater system effluent regulations.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is contributing up to $16 million to this project through the Green Infrastructure Fund.
  • The Government of Ontario is contributing up to $16 million to this project.
  • The Town of Kirkland Lake is providing the remaining $3,485,235 of the total project cost of $35,485,235.

Quotes

"Important projects like this one significantly improve the quality of life for local residents. The upgraded Kirkland Lake Wastewater Treatment System will support and sustain this community while protecting the environment and preserving the local waterways 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."

Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing - Timiskaming

"This is a moment that all of KL should be proud of. By partnering with the Feds and the Province, we have, at no cost to local taxpayers, provided a safe, efficient and long lasting state of the art solution to sewage management for years to come. Congratulations to all involved"

Bill Enouy, Mayor of the Town of Kirkland Lake

Associated Links

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

http://www.kirklandlake.ca/

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 visit: www.eap.gc.ca/

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

    Jo Ann Ducharme
    Clerk
    Town of Kirkland Lake
    705-567-9361 ext 238

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