Last week, Ontario municipalities announced federal-provincial investments to support water infrastructure in Thunder Bay, Regional Municipality of Durham, and the township of Red Rock.

Both Thunder Bay and Durham received funding through the Canadian Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), while Red Rock’s funding came from the Investing in Canada fund.

Work in Thunder Bay includes a new concrete pipe on James Street between Riverview Drive and Arthur Street that will redirect stormwater into the river, reducing flood-risk. Federal funding will contribute $325,000 to the project, which represents 50 per cent of the total cost. The province and the city will contribute $162,000, respectively.

“Projects like the one announced today in Thunder Bayare critical to helping protect residents and businesses against flooding. It’s thanks to this type of investment that we will build the Canada of the 21st century and ensure a high quality of life for generations to come,” said on Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

In the RM of Durham, three existing water mains in Oshawa will be replaced and upgraded with modern infrastructure. The federal government will provide $1.1 million to support the project, with the remaining balance covered by the province and the region.

“The Region of Durham welcomes this funding through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. It allows the Region to advance replacement of three essential drinking water distribution projects in Oshawa,” said Gerri Lynn O’Connor, regional chair and chief executive officer of Durham Region.

Red Rock’s Water Pollution Control Plant project will receive $8.57 million in federal funding, representing one third of the project cost, with the total currently estimated at $25.71 million. The Government of Ontario is providing the remaining $17.14 million.

See the images below for the complete list of projects announced for funding in Ontario through CWWF.


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