Guy Lauzon, parliamentary secretary for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced the federal government will consider improvements to the water distribution system in the Town of Kapuskasing as a priority for up to $1,867,924 in federal infrastructure funding.
The federal contribution would be up to one-third of total eligible costs, which are estimated at $5,603,773.
The project involves the replacement of the elevated storage tank, as well as a new water transmission main to connect to the existing distribution system. The upgrades will increase the storage capacity of treated water in the system, improving the safety and reliability of the community’s water supply.
Funding for this project comes from the $200 million, announced in March 2007, to top up the Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF) nationwide. The Government of Canada is directing $64 million in funding to existing clean water applications under the MRIF in Ontario.