Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
City of Timmins

City of Timmins
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

October 03, 2014 08:30 ET

Work Is Progressing at Timmins' Wastewater Treatment Plant

TIMMINS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2014) - Set for completion in 2016, construction is well underway on a major overhaul of the Mattagami River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Built in 1964, the facility serves over 40,000 residents in Timmins and sits on the banks of the Mattagami River.

The project will increase the plant's treatment capacity by converting it from primary to secondary level of treatment, which will improve the quality of wastewater that is discharged into the Mattagami River.

Once the project is completed, the updated plant will use modern technological systems to improve the collection of wastewater, the treatment of sludge and the management of biosolids. These enhancements will reduce the negative impacts of wastewater effluent on human health and the surrounding environment, and enable the City of Timmins to meet the Government of Canada's Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada is contributing up to $19.8 million toward this project through the Green Infrastructure Fund.
  • The Government of Ontario is contributing up to $19.8 million to this project through the provincial Green Infrastructure Fund.
  • The City of Timmins is responsible for the remaining $43.4 million of the total project cost of $83.1 million.

Quotes

"Our government understands that effective treatment of wastewater is essential to ensuring the health and well-being of our communities and safeguarding our waterways. Ongoing upgrades to the Mattagami River Waste Water Treatment Plant will not only improve the water of the Mattagami River, they will also benefit the local economy, enable population growth, provide healthier surroundings, and help protect the environment."

Jay Aspin

Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, 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

"The government of Ontario is proud to support the significant ongoing upgrades to the Mattagami River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Timmins. These upgrades will ensure the safe and efficient treatment of wastewater for the benefit of residents and businesses. Our government is committed to investing in critical infrastructure in communities across Ontario to create jobs and grow the economy."

Jeff Leal

Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

"The City of Timmins looks forward to the completion of the much needed upgrades to our Waste Water Treatment Plant. The environment and its effect on the health and safety of our residents is a prime concern. Our treatment plant will be a state-of-the-art facility which will improve the quality of water we discharge into the Mattagami River. This project could not have happened without the financial assistance from the Federal and Provincial Governments".

His Worship Tom Laughren

Mayor of the City of Timmins

Associated Links

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

For more information on how Ontario is revitalizing infrastructure in your area, visit
www.ontario.ca/buildingtoday.

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/

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

    Bryan Bossin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Agriculture,
    Food and Rural Affairs of Ontario
    416-326-3072

    City of Timmins
    220 Algonquin Boulevard East
    Timmins, ON P4N 1B3
    705-264-1331
    www.timmins.ca

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