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  • June 16, 2017

Clean Water and Waste Water Fund For City of Quinte West

Neil R. Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was joined by Lou Rinaldi, Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West, today to announce that five of the City of Quinte West’s Clean Water and Waste Water projects have been recently approved to receive federal and provincial funding.

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 waste water services, which meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, and set in place strong foundations for developing new economic opportunities in the future.

The Government of Canada is providing Ontario with over $569 million under CWWF, and will fund up to 50 percent of the eligible project costs. The provincial government is providing up to $270 million, and will fund up to 25 percent of total eligible project costs. Recipient municipalities will provide the balance of funding.

To date, 129 new projects have been approved for funding within 48 communities in Ontario; 5 of which have been awarded to the City of Quinte West, in the Bay of Quinte. A total project investment of $2,790,000.00 will be put towards Water Treatment Plant Backwash, Mixing System, Hydro Feed to Pumping Station, Sanitary Sewer Replacement, and Watermain Looping projects in the City of Quinte West. The combined CWWF investment of $2,790,000.00 will ultimately help to improve the health, quality of life, and wellbeing of Bay of Quinte families.

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.

• The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges, and water and wastewater infrastructure in the province’s history – more than $190 billion in public infrastructure over 13 years, starting in 2014–15. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to

• The City of Quinte West will receive a grand total of $2,790,000.00 for five CWWF projects.


"This funding will support five capital projects that, once completed, will ensure the City is prepared for future growth and the continued delivery of safe and reliable water and wastewater services."
- Chris Angelo, Director of Public Works & Environmental Services

"The City of Quinte West is extremely pleased to receive funding through the Clean Water Wastewater Fund. By partnering with the federal and provincial governments, we are able to move forward with important projects that enhance and protect our water and wastewater infrastructure."
-His Worship Jim Harrison, Mayor of the City of Quinte West

“Building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and storm-water infrastructure is an essential part of building livable 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 Quinte West for years to come.”
-Lou Rinaldi, Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland—Quinte West

“It is a great pleasure to announce these investments that will support Mayors, Councils and Municipalities in their service to our communities as they strive to provide safe, clean water for Bay of Quinte families to drink and enjoy. It is so important that this critical infrastructure be maintained considering how vital water is to our everyday life. With these projects supported by the CWWF program, we are working together to ensure the health, wellbeing, and safety of our communities today and for future generations. ”
-Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte

Funding Contributions and Project Overview

Trenton Water Treatment Plant Backwash
In an effort to reduce the demand and associated costs on the Water Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Trenton, the City proposes the installation of a floating decant system (including a decant pump and controls) in the Trenton Water Treatment Plant’s (WTP) backwash waste tanks. This decant system will remove the clear water from the tank and discharge it to the nearby Trent River so that minimum waste is sent to the WWTP. The new decant system would, on average, result in a net reduction of flow to the plant of 400 cubic meters per day and optimization of the City’s asset.

Federal Contribution $245,145.80
Provincial Contribution $122,573.00
Municipal Contribution $232,281.20
TOTAL Investment $600,000.00

New mixing system for the Trenton Wastewater Plant Sludge Storage
In an effort to reduce bio solid production destined for land application or third party storage, the City proposes the installation of a Linear Motion Mixer in the Trenton Waste Water Plant Sludge Storage tank. The current mixing system relies on a set of pumps to remove sludge from the bottom of the tank and discharging it from a pipe at the top of the tank. This, however, has proven to be an inadequate system for bio solid thickening and plant operations. If bio solid production can be reduced by approximately 50% (as estimated by the equipment supplier), this would result in cost savings of approximately $375,000 per year and optimization of the system.

Federal Contribution$345,145.80
Provincial Contribution $183,859.50
Municipal Contribution $260,994.70
TOTAL Investment $790,000.00

New Hydro Feed to the Dundas Street Pumping Station
In order to facilitate future upgrades to the Dundas Street Sewage Pumping Station, replacement of the current hydro system is required. The existing system has begun to experience failure and, as a result, City staff has recommended accelerating the project. In addition, the City has the opportunity to cost share the cost with Hydro One, who are currently

Federal Contribution $145,145.80
Provincial Contribution $61,286.50
Municipal Contribution $93,567.70
TOTAL Investment $300,000.00

upgrading their feeder system. This work, which includes the installation of a new transformer and underground primary feeder lines, will permit future upgrades of the Dundas Street Pumping Station and provide continued reliability in the power supply of the existing station.
Sanitary Sewer Replacement on North Murray Street
The City’s Asset Management Plan has identified a critical need to replace the sanitary sewer infrastructure along North Murray Street due to its age and ongoing maintenance issues. During capital budget deliberations for 2016, the project was discussed and deferred until future years due to its estimated cost. The improvements will benefit the entire wastewater system with reduced infiltration and increased reliability.

Federal Contribution $245,145.80
Provincial Contribution $122,573.00
Municipal Contribution $132,281.20
TOTAL Investment $500,000.00

Parry Drive Watermain Looping
The Batawa Development Corporation (BDC) is proceeding with a residential subdivision at the north end of Fraser Drive in Batawa. S part of their development requirements, they are required to extend a water main from the bulk water station to Fraser Drive, along Parry Drive. The extension of this water main gives the City a unique opportunity to partner with the BDC and the developer and loop this water main to Sidney Crescent. The installation of 270 m of 200 mm Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) watermain would provide additional flows for firefighting, improve water quality, address future growth pressures, and provide a backup supply in the event of a break.

Federal Contribution $245,145.80
Provincial Contribution $122,573.00
Municipal Contribution $232,281.20
TOTAL Investment $600,300.00


Total Investments (Federal, Ontario, Municipal):

Federal Contribution $1,225,729.00
Provincial Contribution $612,865.00
Municipal Contribution $951,406.00
TOTAL Investment $2,790,000.00

For more information please contact:
Neil Ellis, MP                               Lou Rinaldi, MPP
Bay of Quinte                              Northumberland-Quinte West
613-969-3300                             1-800-263-3980

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