Grafton, Ontario, July 5, 2017 – 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, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, and Lou Rinaldi, Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland—Quinte West, today announced that a new project in Grafton has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing $41,688 for this project, while the provincial government is providing $20,844 and the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand will provide the balance of funding.
Thanks to this investment, residents of Alnwick/Haldimand will benefit from the Water Meter Replacement Program for the Grafton Communal Water System, which entails the replacement of existing 227 residential and 20 commercial water meters, with new water meters on and around 10836 County Road #2.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
“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 Alnwick/Haldimand, 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
“Our government has made water infrastructure project funding a top priority. Today's funding continues our commitment to communities across Northumberland-Quinte-West. Access to clean water and to reliable wastewater systems are the backbone of any thriving community.”
Lou Rinaldi, Member of Provincial for Northumberland—Quinte West
“The Township of Alnwick/Haldimand appreciates this investment from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). This funding commitment will support the reinforcement of our water services infrastructure for years to come; impacting economic development, environmental management, and quality of life in our community. This is wonderful news for Alnwick/Haldimand.”
John Logel, Mayor, Township of Alnwick/Haldimand
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.
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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