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Better wastewater treatment in store for Trent Hills residents


Trent Hills, Ontario, The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems while laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.


Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, as well as Lou Rinaldi, Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland—Quinte West, and Hector Macmillan, Mayor of Trent Hills, today announced that two new projects in Trent Hills have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for this projecta total of $471,813. The provincial government is providing a total of $235,907, and the Municipality of Trent Hills will provide the balance of funding.


Thanks to this investment, residents of Trent Hills will benefit through watermain infrastructure improvements on Bridge Street, Baker Street, and Queen Street through replacement of cast iron watermains, as well as a separate replacement of a cast iron arterial watermain on Bay Street and Park Street. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.


This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.


Quotes

“Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water.The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like those in Trent Hills, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”

Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure is an essential part of building liveable communities. This announcement demonstrates the Province's commitment to partnering with municipalities in order to deliver the public infrastructure Ontarians need. I am pleased that these projects will contribute to enhanced quality of life in Trent Hills for years to come.”
- Lou Rinaldi, M.P.P., Northumberland-Quinte West


“Trent Hills Council is excited to receive these much-needed financial investments in our water and waste water infrastructure from the Federal and Ontario governments. They will greatly support the incredible growth of new home construction occurring in the village of Hastings.”
Hector Macmillan – Mayor, Trent Hills


Quick facts
 The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.


 Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.


 Since 2004, the Government of Ontario has committed more than $3.7 billion to municipalities across the province through the provincial gas tax program.


 The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.


Associated links
Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf/cwwf-program-programme-eng.html.
Building Ontario - Infrastructure Plan: https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-ontario


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Contacts
Brook Simpson Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities 613-219-0149 Brook.Simpson@canada.ca Infrastructure Canada 613-960-9251 Toll free: 1-877-250-7154 Email: media@infc.gc.ca
Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

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