Canada and Ontario have announced two new projects in Halton Region under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
Announced by Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, Monte McNaughton, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair, the federal government will provide up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$4,029,412. The provincial government will provide over $2,014,706, and the Corporation of the Regional Municipality of Halton will provide the balance of funding.
“Our investments in the Halton Region will enable residents to have reliable and year-round access to clean drinking water,” said Gould.
The two projects will protect water services by insulating and lowering supply lines in Georgetown, Halton Hills, Acton, Oakville, and Burlington. As a result, residents and local businesses will continue to have reliable, year-round access to clean water despite changing weather conditions.
“Smart infrastructure investments help residents in our biggest cities and smallest towns,” said McNaughton. “We want to make life easier for people everywhere, including here in Halton, where these projects will help ensure residents continue to access clean water in their local homes and businesses year-round, regardless of the temperature.”
In addition, $320,500 in federal funding for eight other water and wastewater projects will benefit six other communities across Ontario. The provincial government is providing $160,250 for these eight projects.
“On behalf of Regional Council, I would like to thank the federal and provincial governments for their investments in Regional infrastructure through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund,” said Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair. “These important infrastructure investments ensure residents continue to have access to reliable and high-quality drinking water and a high quality of life.”