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Better Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure for Cramahe Residents

17 new projects approved in 11 communities

Cramahe, Ontario, July 7, 2017The 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 also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.

Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Lou Rinaldi, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland—Quinte West, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and His Worship Marc Coombs, Mayor of the Township of Cramahe, today announced that a new project in Cramahe has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for this project— $66,061. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project—$33,031, and the Township of Cramahe will fund the remaining costs of the project.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Cramahe will benefit from a project that will conduct an environmental assessment and engineering and design work for a gravity sewer extension north from Percy and Park Street to Purdy Road. This project will improve municipal services for existing private business owners, and to the industrial and commercial sector in the area. These types of projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable. 

In addition to this project, over $1.3 million in federal funding for 16 water and wastewater projects will benefit 10 other communities

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 the one in Cramahe, 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, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland—Quinte West, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure


“We are extremely thankful for this funding from both levels of
government. This will help complete the environmental assessment and preliminary design for our top priority project, which is extending a full sewer to the Highway 401/Industrial Park area. This key piece of infrastructure is critical to our plans for industrial/commercial and residential growth in that area, increasing jobs and prosperity for our community.”

His Worship Marc Coombs, Mayor of the Township of Cramahe

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.
  • 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 Ontario.ca/BuildON.
  • Budget 2017 committed $21.9 billion for investments in green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

 

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Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Ontario

Associated links

Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375

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.

Build ON 2017 Infrastructure Update: https://www.ontario.ca/page/buildon-2017-infrastructure-update

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Contacts

Kate Monfette

Director of Communications

Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

613-301-0894

Kate.Monfette@Canada.ca

 

Katrina Kim

Media Contact

Government of Ontario

416-327-7227

katrina.kim@ontario.ca

 

Craig Brooks

Chief Administrative Officer

Township of Cramahe

905-355-2821 ext 224

cbrooks@cramahetownship.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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