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Over $3M in Funding for Asset Management, Wastewater, and More

By Water Canada 10:22AM May 15, 2018

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Yesterday, the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced spending on a number of new projects, including for asset management plans, stormwater and drainage feasibility assessments, and wastewater systems.

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, president of the FCM announced over $3 million in funding for 50 new initiatives through two programs: the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF).

“FCM is proud to see these municipalities showing such commitment to building more resilient and sustainable communities. They are taking steps to strengthen decision-making on infrastructure spending, which has a major impact on the day-to-day lives of their residents,” said Gerbasi. “What’s even more encouraging is the exchange of knowledge and the scaling-up of green initiatives that will help us achieve national sustainability goals.”

The projects announced today demonstrate the work being done on these fronts in municipalities large and small. Examples include:

  • The Regional District of North Okanagan, in British Columbia, is developing a new asset management investment plan.
  • The City of Saskatoon will receive just under $50,000 in MAMP funding for a culvert assessment and drainage study.
  • The Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte No. 501, Saskatchewan, will receive $165,000 in GMF funding for a regional aerated lagoon feasibility study.
  • Humboldt, Saskatchewan will receive $151,000 for a wastewater treatment expansion feasibility study and engineering through the GMF.

The newly announced funding is a part of the Investing in Canada plan.

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