$20M from Feds to PEI for Stormwater Infrastructure

By Water Canada 11:29AM June 09, 2017



Read Later

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island will invest in local water infrastructure to provide modern services for stormwater and drinking water. These investments aim to continue safeguarding the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways, and preserve local ecosystems.

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan and Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, today announced more than $29.8 million for 26 water infrastructure projects across the Island. The Government of Canada is contributing $19,899,154 to the projects, representing 50 per cent of the total eligible costs, and the province is providing $9,949,577. The municipalities will provide the remainder of the funding.

“Investments in green infrastructure help protect communities and support Canada’s ongoing transition to a clean, sustainable growth economy,” said MacAulay. “We have committed to engaging with our regional partners to make sure they have the support they need to build strong communities and create well-paying jobs for the middle class. I’m glad to see these critical projects moving forward, which will help ensure the long-term health and prosperity of Islanders for generations to come.”

Among the 14 municipalities receiving funding are Montague and Georgetown. The Montague project involves rehabilitating close to 635 metres of aging stormwater management infrastructure along Fraser Street between School Street and Queen Street. These vital upgrades will increase the system’s capacity, reducing the risk of stormwater overflows and local flooding. In Georgetown, work involves adding a new well to the town’s drinking water distribution system to increase capacity and offer more reliable services to residents year-round.

“By pooling our resources, the federal and provincial governments—combined with municipalities and community partners—can make important investments that protect our province, safeguard the environment and deliver reliable supplies of safe drinking water. The many projects being supported today will serve our province and communities for years to come,” said MacLauchlan.

Suggested News Articles

National, NewsMar. 20, 2018
Read Later

FCM Announces Partners in Building Municipal Climate Change Resilience

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced the not-for-profit organizations that will receive funding to assist 72 municipalities across Canada strengthening their resilience to…
News, Western CanadaMar. 19, 2018
Read Later

Winnipeg Releases State of the Infrastructure Report

On Friday, the City of Winnipeg released its 2018 State of the Infrastructure Report. This release marks the first time the city has been able to strategically categorize its assets…
National, NewsMar. 14, 2018
Read Later

Federal Support for Green Infrastructure & Other Water Projects

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced 67 initiatives across Canada that will receive funding to support work on green infrastructure and other projects.…