Backgrounder: Better water and wastewater treatment for Thunder Bay residents

Backgrounder

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.

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Armstrong,
Township of

Earlton water treatment plant filter refurbishment

$15,975

$7,988

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded, First Nation

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

$9,632

$4,816

Cobalt, Town of

Pump house Treatment Plant Flow meter

$8,000

$4,000

Fort Frances, Town of

Reconstruction of Nelson Street from Mosher Avenue to 90m West

$148,424

$74,212

Kashechewan
First Nation

Surface Water Management

$124,750

$62,375

La Vallee,
Township of

Ditching-Stormwater management

$21,606

$10,803

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

$18,854

$9,427

Lac La Croix
First Nation

Sewage Lagoon #1 Reinforcement

$59,839

$29,920

Sagamok Anishnawbek
First Nation

Proposed Subdivision – New Water main

$119,015

$59,507

Saugeen Shores, Town of

Class Environmental Assessment for Southampton Wastewater Treatment Facility

$73,048

$36,524

Thunder Bay, City of

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

$325,164

$162,582

Weenusk First Nation

Upgrades at Sewage Pumping Station

$50,617

$25,309


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