Water Canada https://www.watercanada.net From the source to tap and back again Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:44:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 Micron Waste Technologies Announces Alfred Wong as New CEO https://www.watercanada.net/micron-waste-technologies-announces-alfred-wong-as-new-ceo/ https://www.watercanada.net/micron-waste-technologies-announces-alfred-wong-as-new-ceo/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:52:15 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061246 B.C.’s Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a developer of effluent management systems for food and cannabis waste, has announced the appointment of Alfred Wong as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Wong succeeds CEO Rav Mlait. “Alfred joined Micron as president in 2016 and has been instrumental in overseeing the development of the company’s research […]

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B.C.’s Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a developer of effluent management systems for food and cannabis waste, has announced the appointment of Alfred Wong as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Wong succeeds CEO Rav Mlait.

“Alfred joined Micron as president in 2016 and has been instrumental in overseeing the development of the company’s research and development from design to prototype,” said Kal Malhi, chairman. “In his new role as president and CEO, he will oversee strategic growth initiatives with a focus on accelerating commercialization of our food and cannabis waste processing systems. He will also lead expansion into new product verticals for industries such as food processing, brewing and spirits, pulp and paper, and biological pharmaceuticals.”

Alfred Wong. Image Credit: Micron Waste Technologies.

Micron’s food and Cannavore™ cannabis waste treatment systems are industrial-grade organic waste processers that pulverize and render organic waste in combination with a proprietary blend of microbes and enzymes designed and developed by Micron. As part of Micron’s full-system waste treatment platform, effluent from the systems is further treated to derive clean greywater, which can be reused in industrial or agricultural operations. The technology is helping Canada’s new cannabis industry achieve effective wastewater management practices from the outset.

“Over the last year, the Micron team had achieved significant milestones in developing unique, world-class organic waste processing systems for industries with unmet waste challenges,” said Wong. “I am honoured to lead the company forward as we transition to full-scale production and revenue generation.”

Micron’s Cannavore was engineered based on technology developed by the company for its food waste digester unit, which can perform large-scale food waste processing for municipalities, food distributors, and food producers. The Cannavore’s innovations resulted from a collaboration with Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop a clean technology solution to process waste generated from the cultivation of cannabis, with optimization underway at the 55,000 sq. ft. Aurora Mountain facility outside Calgary.

Micron’s strategic initiatives have been accelerated with the recent appointment of several senior executives, including Surj Uppal, vice president, Business Development; Karen Lauriston, vice president, Corporate; and Ziba Hajizadeh, vice president, Engineering.

Micron currently has additional Cannavore systems under construction, working with strategic partner BC Research Inc., with manufacturing completion targeted for the second quarter of 2019. Micron’s food waste system prototype is currently being upgraded with new technology developed for the Cannavore. Micron is also in the final commissioning phase of its R&D and manufacturing facility in Delta, BC.

Micron’s Cannavore Digester and Organic Waste Digester units have been awarded an Industrial Design Certificate of Registration from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), with patent pending in the United States.

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Yukon Works with Dawson for New Wastewater Treatment Solution https://www.watercanada.net/yukon-works-with-dawson-for-new-wastewater-treatment-solution/ https://www.watercanada.net/yukon-works-with-dawson-for-new-wastewater-treatment-solution/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:05:26 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061243 The Government of Yukon has engaged the City of Dawson on the future of its wastewater treatment plant. This follows a tumultuous development process for the city’s treatment plant. The lifecycle of the current plant has been severely limited by rising costs and performance issues. The territorial government is supporting Dawson to begin planning a […]

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The Government of Yukon has engaged the City of Dawson on the future of its wastewater treatment plant. This follows a tumultuous development process for the city’s treatment plant.

The lifecycle of the current plant has been severely limited by rising costs and performance issues. The territorial government is supporting Dawson to begin planning a new wastewater treatment option, which will be operational by 2026 or earlier.

“This plant has been a costly endeavour for Dawson City and Yukon,” said Yukon’s Minister of Community Services John Streicker. “It has never operated the way it was intended to, and as Dawson grows the challenges of maintaining the facility will become even more difficult.”

It costs the Government of Yukon and City of Dawson approximately $950,000 annually to operate the plant. This cost is significantly higher than anticipated and is higher than any other community in Yukon, including the City of Whitehorse. Costs are expected to rise as the plant ages and requires additional maintenance and equipment replacement.

After a great deal of effort over several years, the wastewater treatment plant is now marginally capable of meeting effluent discharge standards under normal operating conditions. As Dawson grows, the challenges of sustaining this facility will become more difficult.

The Government of Yukon will actively support the City of Dawson in the planning of a new wastewater treatment option and will help secure appropriate infrastructure funding for a wastewater treatment facility.

“We are committed to working with the City of Dawson to develop a sustainable wastewater treatment option,” said Streicker.

Construction of the Dawson City wastewater treatment plant was substantially completed in 2012. Corix Water Systems Inc., the company contracted to build the plant, began operating the plant in 2013.

Corix continued to operate the plant, under contract, until February 2017 when Community Services took over operations and maintenance. Originally, the plant was to be operated and maintained by the City of Dawson, but in 2015 it asked the Government of Yukon to manage the plant until it was fully functional and financially sustainable.

From the outset, the plant struggled to meet the requirements of its water licence. As a result of changes in the plant design implemented after negotiations with Corix and its subcontractors (mostly at their cost), the plant is now in compliance.

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Manitoba Announces Climate and Green Plan Implementation Office https://www.watercanada.net/manitoba-announces-climate-and-green-plan-implementation-office/ https://www.watercanada.net/manitoba-announces-climate-and-green-plan-implementation-office/#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:39:38 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061241 The Manitoba government has announced the creation of an implementation office that will co-ordinate work across government to achieve its climate and green plan, which was introduced in March of last year. “Manitoba leads the way in the fight against climate change,” said Premier Brian Pallister. “By establishing one government-wide office to advise and monitor our […]

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The Manitoba government has announced the creation of an implementation office that will co-ordinate work across government to achieve its climate and green plan, which was introduced in March of last year.

“Manitoba leads the way in the fight against climate change,” said Premier Brian Pallister. “By establishing one government-wide office to advise and monitor our actions on this important issue, we will ensure that Manitoba remains the cleanest, greenest, most climate-resilient province.”

The implementation office will take a whole of government approach to addressing climate change in Manitoba and will report to a management committee of the clerk of executive council. The province said that the office will:

  • adopt leading practices and apply analysis to achieve the goals outlined in the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan within the four pillars of cleaner water, conservation of natural areas, effective steps to address climate change, and strengthening the economy;
  • ensure projects and programs are delivered on time, on budget, and with expected results; and
  • work collaboratively to foster relationships with stakeholders, other jurisdictions, and non-government organizations.

The office will be led by Kathleen Rich, assistant deputy minister, who comes to Manitoba with over 20 years of experience in climate-related policy and senior level management. The office will be composed of existing staff from across various government departments. By working within one organization, they will be better positioned to break down siloes, eliminate duplication, and focus on the climate and green plan, the premier said.

In addition to conservation and climate adaptation measures funded through Conservation Trust projects, a number of projects developed by the climate office will be finalized in the coming months, according to the province. It was also stated that these measures will be the result of scientific and economic analysis, stakeholder engagement, and the advice of the Expert Advisory Council on the Climate and Green Plan.

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Intact Centre Report on National Flood Standard Released https://www.watercanada.net/intact-centre-report-on-national-flood-standard-released/ https://www.watercanada.net/intact-centre-report-on-national-flood-standard-released/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:53:04 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061229 The new report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Weathering the Storm: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Existing Communities, highlights a range of solutions that can help decrease future flood risk in Canadian communities. Flooding within urban centres is Canada’s costliest and fastest growing extreme weather challenge. Insurable claims in Canada have risen […]

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The new report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Weathering the Storm: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Existing Communities, highlights a range of solutions that can help decrease future flood risk in Canadian communities.

Flooding within urban centres is Canada’s costliest and fastest growing extreme weather challenge. Insurable claims in Canada have risen from an average of $405 million per year between 1983 and 2008 to an average of $1.8 billion per year between 2009 and 2017, with flooding contributing the greatest proportion of this increase.

“The Standards Council of Canada is leading the way in recognizing the impact of flooding and by working with the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation and our accredited standards development organization,” said Chantal Guay, CEO of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). “SCC is laying the foundation for a new national standard that will ensure flood resilience in Canadian communities.”

Image Credit: Inact Centre on Climate Adaptation

The report, which was supported by the National Research Council of Canada, the Standards Council of Canada, and Intact Financial Corporation, serves as the foundation upon which a new national standard will be created to limit flood risk in existing communities. It features a framework for screening flood hazards and vulnerabilities to select areas within communities that should be targeted for flood-resiliency retrofits. The report is the result of a year-long consultation with municipal experts, engineering consultants, conservation authorities, and industry representatives from across Canada.

“Extreme weather caused by climate change is both a societal issue and an economic priority—there is a role for all of us to play in building a more resilient society,” said Monika Federau, chief strategy officer at Intact Financial Corporation. “Being resilient means adapting to our new climate reality—build in the right place, build right the first time, and build back better.”

The report includes such measures as:

  • Proactive maintenance of flood control structures such as culverts, bridges, dykes and channels to ensure that they perform as intended during storms;
  • Construction of strategically placed stormwater storage tanks and stormwater ponds within and around communities;
  • Removal of snow from critical overland flow path locations prior to forecasted flood events;
  • Clearing of leaves and debris from catch basins, particularly during Fall and Spring;
  • Re-grading of lots and roadways to carry water away from properties and onto streets and right-of-ways;
  • Installing backwater valves (sometimes called a backflow or sewer backup valve) on the sewer line within basements, and disconnecting downspouts from weeping tiles, to limit sewer backup flooding;
  • Sealing manhole covers in low-lying areas where water accumulates and has a higher risk of causing sewer backup flooding;
  • Implementing stormwater diversion projects such as piping that can direct excess stormwater away from flood vulnerable areas; and
  • Delivering public education programs on flood prevention and maintenance activities to homeowners, municipal staff, insurance brokers and real estate agents.

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New Primer Helps Put Dollar Value on Local Hydrology in B.C. https://www.watercanada.net/new-primer-helps-put-dollar-value-on-local-hydrology-in-b-c/ https://www.watercanada.net/new-primer-helps-put-dollar-value-on-local-hydrology-in-b-c/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:11:28 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061221 The Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC has released a primer on the Ecological Accounting Process (EAP), a tool for stakeholders to implement a methodology that shows the financial value of ecology and hydrology services. The EAP was developed through applications on small watersheds (creeksheds) in the Cowichan and Comox valleys by the Partnership. “The […]

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The Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC has released a primer on the Ecological Accounting Process (EAP), a tool for stakeholders to implement a methodology that shows the financial value of ecology and hydrology services.

The EAP was developed through applications on small watersheds (creeksheds) in the Cowichan and Comox valleys by the Partnership.

Surface drainage ditch in the Cowichan Valley. Image and caption credit: B.C. Gov.

“The EAP demonstration application process has been a fruitful journey for the project
team and collaborators,” wrote Tim Pringle, chair of the EAP Initiative, in his introduction to the primer. “We broke new ground with EAP. Traditional approaches and practices are not leading to restoration of creekshed function.”

Pringle also described the EAP as “an alternative approach” that can catalyze action to maintain the ecological and water balance of a creekshed by focusing on the following questions:

  • What do we want this place to look like in 50 years?
  • What steps are necessary to make it happen?
  • How do we decide how much to invest in restoration?

The method is described as applying the Water Balance Methodology as the analytical tool to assess hydrological conditions. In particular, the primer describes that the “EAP would help managers determine whether or not they should change practices and adopt new strategies regarding the ecological systems in the stream corridor and riparian zone, and throughout the entire creekshed.”

Credit: Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC

The primer leverages the Brooklyn Creek Demonstration Application  and the Busy Place Creek Demonstration Application to show how a value-centred model for ecosystem services fits into British Columbia’s larger programs for water sustainability and asset management.

Of six essential findings from the applications significant outcomes included finding that there is no set financial value within a community for hydrological or ecosystems services, but that such value must be driven by “creekshed conditions and the public’s awareness of what this means for the availability of ecological services.” However, the primer notes that a calculation of value can be determined through the “natural commons asset value” that allows for local governments to make a proxy statement of capital asset value for budget and planning purposes.

Visit the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC for more details.

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Sainte-Eulalie, Que. to Upgrade Wastewater Treatment System https://www.watercanada.net/sainte-eulalie-que-to-upgrade-wastewater-treatment-system/ https://www.watercanada.net/sainte-eulalie-que-to-upgrade-wastewater-treatment-system/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:52:09 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061219 The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment to improve wastewater treatment in the municipality of Sainte-Eulalie. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Minister Responsible for the Centre-du-Québec Region, today announced a joint investment of nearly $4.6 million to replace the current […]

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The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment to improve wastewater treatment in the municipality of Sainte-Eulalie.

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Minister Responsible for the Centre-du-Québec Region, today announced a joint investment of nearly $4.6 million to replace the current wastewater treatment system and build a new pumping station in Sainte-Eulalie.

“Modern efficient water infrastructure is essential to preserving the well-being of our families and building the Quebec and Canada of tomorrow,” said Minister Champagne. “This work in Sainte-Eulalie will help protect local ecosystems while increasing the municipality’s wastewater treatment capacity.”

The Government of Canada is contributing close to $2.8 million to this project, and the Government of Quebec is providing over $1.8 million. The municipality will provide the remaining funding, bringing the total government‑municipal investment to more than $5.5 million.

“Today is an important day for Sainte-Eulalie, not only for our residents, but also for the business community; we’ve been waiting for this announcement for some time and are very happy about it,” said Gilles Jr Bédard, Mayor of Sainte-Eulalie. “The funding will make a variety of projects possible that will meet the current and future needs of businesses, property developers and especially residents who deserve quality essential services.”

The project will be funded through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF). Also attending were; Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for the Saguenay–Lac‑Saint‑Jean‑Region; Donald Martel, Member of the National Assembly for Nicolet-Bécancour; and Gilles Jr Bédard, Mayor of Sainte-Eulalie.

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Canada to Undertake Risk Assessment of Abandoned Vessels https://www.watercanada.net/canada-to-undertake-risk-assessment-of-abandoned-vessels/ https://www.watercanada.net/canada-to-undertake-risk-assessment-of-abandoned-vessels/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:35:25 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061216 The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to undertake an assessment of risks related to vessels of concern in Canadian waterways. Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a contract to London Offshore Consultants, from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, for the development of a risk assessment methodology related to hundreds of vessels of concern (abandoned, […]

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The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to undertake an assessment of risks related to vessels of concern in Canadian waterways.

Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a contract to London Offshore Consultants, from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, for the development of a risk assessment methodology related to hundreds of vessels of concern (abandoned, wrecked, or dilapidated vessels) in Canadian waters or on Crown land.

“This contract award is an example of how the Oceans Protection Plan is protecting our marine environment and Canadians, while providing meaningful opportunities for businesses across Canada, including in Dartmouth,” said Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility.

The risk assessment methodology, expected to be delivered by this summer, will be developed with the aim of helping the Canadian Coast Guard assess the level of risk these vessels pose to the environment, the economy, and public safety.

“This contract award further enhances the Canadian Coast Guard’s ability to assess the risks posed by wrecked or abandoned vessels in our waterways and to help prioritize our operations,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

The $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment the Government of Canada has made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways. The contract with London Offshore Consultants is valued at $551,554.95 (taxes included) and is intended to assist in improving the restoration and protection of marine ecosystems.

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Region of Peel Releases 2018 Infrastructure Status Report https://www.watercanada.net/region-of-peel-releases-2018-infrastructure-status-report/ https://www.watercanada.net/region-of-peel-releases-2018-infrastructure-status-report/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:44:39 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061209 The Region of Peel has released its 2018 Infrastructure Status and Outlook Report, highlighting that the region’s infrastructure has achieved an overall target of Good. The region stated that a score of Good allows for a balance of investing enough in the infrastructure to support efficient and reliable services, while maintaining affordable tax and utility rates […]

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The Region of Peel has released its 2018 Infrastructure Status and Outlook Report, highlighting that the region’s infrastructure has achieved an overall target of Good. The region stated that a score of Good allows for a balance of investing enough in the infrastructure to support efficient and reliable services, while maintaining affordable tax and utility rates for the community.

“We are proud to meet our target of Good and remain committed to responsible stewardship of this infrastructure through proactive, long-term planning,” said Stephen VanOfwegen, commissioner of finance and CFO. “Over the next 10 years, the region will continue to invest appropriately in our assets to ensure they support the high-quality services the region provides, contributing to a community for life in Peel.”

Peel’s wastewater assets include: two treatment plants, thirty-two sewage pumping stations, and 3,630 kilometres of wastewater pipes. The status of wastewater infrastructure assets were rated as Fair. “Investigations are underway to identify where additional capital works are required to increase system capacity and manage the impacts of climate change,” stated the report.

Drinking water assets received a rating of Very Good for the region’s two treatment plants, fourteen wells, nineteen pumping stations, 23 water storage facilities, and 4,565 kilometres of water pipes.

The overall Good rating for the region’s infrastructure achieves Council approved targets, including:

  • The implementation of a comprehensive Asset Management Policy and Strategy for proactive, long-term, strategic planning;
  • Steady and prudent levels of reinvestments to maintain state-of-good repair;
  • A strong capital program of new and rehabilitated infrastructure, that has added and replaced many outdated and poor assets with new, modernized infrastructure; and
  • Council’s priority to maintain Peel’s assets in a state of good repair without incurring long-term debt.

The region owns and operates roads, bridges, buildings, pipes, fleet and equipment, with a replacement value of approximately $27.8 Billion.

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Province Commits Funding to Asset Management and Infrastructure https://www.watercanada.net/province-commits-funding-to-asset-management-and-infrastructure/ https://www.watercanada.net/province-commits-funding-to-asset-management-and-infrastructure/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:14:18 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061204 Ontario has announced that fifty-eight rural municipalities will receive expert help for Asset Management Planning (AMP). Announced by Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, the news was delivered in Newbury, Ontario, one of the fifty-eight communities receiving help. “This assistance will help many rural and northern communities map out the future,” […]

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Ontario has announced that fifty-eight rural municipalities will receive expert help for Asset Management Planning (AMP).

Announced by Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, the news was delivered in Newbury, Ontario, one of the fifty-eight communities receiving help.

“This assistance will help many rural and northern communities map out the future,” said McNaughton. “Infrastructure spending has real benefits for the people of Ontario.”

The Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) strongly supported the government’s movement forward on municipal AMP. OSWCA stated the commitment demonstrated the government’s pursuit of responsible, evidence-based investments in infrastructure, while also recognizing the need for support for small municipalities to meet their new regulatory requirements.

“For years, the province has been making long-term financial decisions around its infrastructure investments under tremendous uncertainty,” said Giovanni Cautillo, executive director of the OSWCA. “Pressing forward with regulated asset management plans will establish a much more reliable picture of its investment needs in municipalities across the province. This is particularly the case in small municipalities, where information on the state of infrastructure assets is often lacking.”

Regulated AMPs will help to inform the province about the state of each municipalities infrastructure and allow the province, at a glance, to evaluate how municipalities are managing their assets, said OSCWA. It will also allow the province to better understand where alternative financing techniques are warranted and help to inform government infrastructure spending priorities based on need.

“Having full participation in the asset management planning process will provide greater transparency on the current state, financial viability, and risks associated with existing infrastructure across the province,” said Larry Taylor, president, OSWCA.

Also announced was $1 million for the City of Kenora’s downtown revitalization project, which includes construction of a pedestrian-friendly plaza that will attract more visitors to local businesses as well as road re-alignment and replacement of water and sewer infrastructure to support the construction of a First Nations health access facility.

“We are supporting the complete redesign of a key area of Kenora’s downtown core,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, who made the announcement.

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Rivière du Loup, Quebec Upgrades Stormwater Infrastructure https://www.watercanada.net/riviere-du-loup-quebec-upgrades-stormwater-infrastructure/ https://www.watercanada.net/riviere-du-loup-quebec-upgrades-stormwater-infrastructure/#respond Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:05:51 +0000 https://www.watercanada.net/?p=5000061200 The City of Rivière du Loup, Quebec will receive funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to improve stormwater management. A part of $1.5 million from FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) for the stormwater project and to add electric vehicles to shared fleets of municipal vehicles in municipalities in the province, the […]

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The City of Rivière du Loup, Quebec will receive funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to improve stormwater management.

A part of $1.5 million from FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) for the stormwater project and to add electric vehicles to shared fleets of municipal vehicles in municipalities in the province, the funding was announced by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki May Hamm, president of FCM.

“Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change, and they’re leading the way on innovative responses. FCM is proud to support these new efforts to build more sustainable, resilient and livable communities,” said Hamm.

Rivière du Loup will also receive $750,000 to improve its storm drainage system, which doesn’t currently have the capacity to handle overflows on one of the busiest roads in the city. The project involves constructing a storm sewer, stormwater retention ponds, swales, and new sumps to better manage stormwater runoff.

“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in projects that support a more strategic approach to planning, building and maintaining public infrastructure,” said Champagne. “Through partnerships like the one we have with FCM, we are helping provide solid 21st-century infrastructure to communities across the country.”

Once complete, this work will better protect residences and businesses from flooding, improve safety and traffic flow along this key downtown roadway, and reduce the amount of sewer water being released into the environment.

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