The governments of Canada and Ontario announced that 15 new projects in southwestern Ontario have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$2,766,994. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding, $1,383,497, and local municipalities will fund the remaining costs of these projects.
are These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure expressed their commitment to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs.
The full list of projects is detailed below, including plans to design and construct flood proofing measures at the Vauxhall Pollution Control Plant, needed to protect the plant against stormwater damage.