Funding has been announced to upgrade the Greenway Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Adelaide Wastewater Treatment Plant in London, Ontario.
The project consists of the construction and rehabilitation of the Greenway and Adelaide wastewater treatment plants. Work will include constructing a flood barrier and an effluent pumping station to protect these critical infrastructure assets.
“Record rainfalls and flooding are becoming more frequent in London, as they are in other regions across Canada, as a result of climate change,” said Kate Young, member of parliament for London West. “The construction of these new flood barriers and effluent pumping stations at our local wastewater treatment plants will better protect our river, downstream First Nation communities, and Lake Erie from the impacts of severe weather events.”
“Upgrades to the Adelaide wastewater treatment plant will ensure the protection of the Thames River and Lake Erie, while preserving London and the surrounding natural bodies of water,” added Peter Fragiskatos, member of parliament for London North Centre. “Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”
The Government of Canada is investing over $19.8 million in these improvements through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF). The City of London is contributing more than $29.7 million to the project.
“This important investment in London’s wastewater treatment plants helps us become more resilient to severe weather and protects our critical infrastructure from flooding along the river,” said Ed Holder, Mayor of London. “By acting now, we can better ensure the health of the Thames River in the future for London as well as other nearby communities.”