Residents and businesses in Niagara-on-the-Lake will soon benefit from improved wastewater infrastructure, thanks to a joint funding commitment from the governments of Canada and Ontario.
A new treatment facility will be built approximately 800 metres west of the existing plant. The new, more efficient plant will help protect the environment and will ensure sufficient treatment capacity to meet the needs of the community for the next 20 years or more.
The Government of Canada is setting aside up to one-third of total eligible costs, to a maximum contribution of $14,426,667 for the project. The Province of Ontario has also committed up to $14,426,667 of eligible costs, and the Region of Niagara is responsible for all remaining costs. The total estimated cost of the wastewater project is $43,280,000.