Fort Erie successful in its application for $1,721,250 in funding under the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

Water and wastewater projects approved under the more than $569 million Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement are designed to improve the safety and quality of water for Canadian families, while supporting a clean economy.

Last week the Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, announced that the Town of Fort Erie has been approved for over $1.7 million in total eligible costs under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for the replacement of aging water and sanitary sewer infrastructure along sections of Dufferin Street, Murray Street and Battery Street. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project, and the Town of Fort Erie will provide the balance of funding.

The capital replacement program along these streets is planned for construction in 2018. As a result of this investment, residents of Fort Erie will benefit from improved water and sanitary systems and improved system performance. Replacing aging infrastructure assists in reducing infiltration from outside sources, and may contribute to lower wastewater treatment costs.

“Our community appreciates the investment by the provincial and federal governments in Fort Erie. As part of Council’s commitment to “effective, sustainable infrastructure” we have encouraged, and our staff has delivered on, securing available funding to augment our already progressive capital program.” – Mayor Wayne Redekop, Town of Fort Erie
For more information about the projects, please contact George Stojanovic, Manager, Engineering Division, at 905-871-1600 ext. 2402 or via our contact us page.

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Quick facts

    • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
    • $21.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
    • Ontario is making the largest investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads, bridges, water and wastewater 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.

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/oneng.html

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf/cwwfprogram-programme-eng.html

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: August 2, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Kelly Walsh, Director, Infrastructure Services
TELEPHONE: 905-871-1600, ext. 2400

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