Backgrounder: Better water and wastewater treatment for Thunder Bay residents


Twelve new projects approved in 11 communities

New water and wastewater projects have been approved under the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement, which is designed to improve the safety and quality of water for Canadian families, while supporting a clean economy.

The Government of Canada is providing Ontario with over $569 million under CWWF (up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs). The provincial government is providing up to $270 million (up to 25 per cent of total eligible project costs). The recipients will provide the balance of funding. In Phase 1, more than 1300 water and wastewater projects are improving the quality of life of residents in more than 470 communities. As part of the Government's long-term plan, more than $2.8 billion will be invested in green infrastructure projects throughout Ontario. 

The following 12 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding totaling $974,924.


Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Township of

Earlton water treatment plant filter refurbishment



Chippewas of Nawash Unceded, First Nation

Water System Upgrade/Rehabilitation consisting of upgrading of SCADA, Installation of Main Valves & Distribution Hydrants



Cobalt, Town of

Pump house Treatment Plant Flow meter



Fort Frances, Town of

Reconstruction of Nelson Street from Mosher Avenue to 90m West



First Nation

Surface Water Management



La Vallee,
Township of

Ditching-Stormwater management



La Vallee,
Township of

Erosion Away – to place rock protection and sheeting on the banks of the bridge conveyance constraint to provide bank stabilization and prevent erosion of a major drainage watercourse



Lac La Croix
First Nation

Sewage Lagoon #1 Reinforcement



Sagamok Anishnawbek
First Nation

Proposed Subdivision – New Water main



Saugeen Shores, Town of

Class Environmental Assessment for Southampton Wastewater Treatment Facility



Thunder Bay, City of

Construction of 1500mm Storm Sewer on James Street – Riverview Drive to Arthur Street



Weenusk First Nation

Upgrades at Sewage Pumping Station



Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: