Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
City of Quinte West

City of Quinte West
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

June 26, 2015 14:30 ET

Quinte West to Receive Funding for Trenton Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Upgrades

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund

QUINTE WEST, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 26, 2015) - Trenton Ward, City of Quinte West

Residents of Quinte West will benefit from wastewater treatment plant headworks upgrades thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

The project is for the first phase of upgrades to the Trenton Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks. The upgrades include the implementation of a new building odour control system and enhancements to the treatment systems that will address bypasses and help improve water quality in the Bay of Quinte.

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 $1,872,384 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $1,872,384 to this project.
  • The City of Quinte West will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.


"We are pleased to invest in projects like the Trenton Wastewater Treatment Plant headworks upgrades 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."

Rick Norlock

Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West 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

"Today's investment will help improve Trenton's water system and build Ontario up. It's part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history and supported by a number of initiatives, including unlocking the value of public assets to help support investments in transit, transportation and other priority infrastructure projects. These investments will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for Ontarians in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province."

Lou Rinaldi

Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland - Quinte West

"Renewing essential infrastructure is a priority for Quinte West. These projects help protect the natural environment and improve the quality of life for families and ratepayers. We look forward to partnering with the federal and provincial governments and commencing work on this important upgrade to our Wastewater Treatment facility."

Jim Alyea,

Deputy Mayor of the City of Quinte West

Associated Links

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To find out more about Ontario's infrastructure programs, including the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, visit

For more information regarding the Trenton Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion, please visit

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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

    Chris Angelo
    Director of Public Works and Environmental Services
    City of Quinte West
    613-392-2841 ext. 4406

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

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