Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, the Honourable Kathryn McGarry, Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge, and Sue Foxton, Mayor of North Dumfries today announced that two new projects in North Dumfries have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$50,000. The provincial government is providing $25,000, and the Township of North Dumfries will provide the remaining funding.
The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems while laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.
Residents of North Dumfries will benefit from federal, provincial and municipal funding which will go towards two significant projects:
- A township wide Storm Water Management Study will be undertaken.
- The installation of catch basin and infiltration galleries to combat localized flooding in various locations around the township.
These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water for all.The Government of Canada is working to support projects in North Dumfries to make sure this infrastructure is sustainable and effective for years to come.Bryan MayMember of Parliament for Cambridge, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and storm-water infrastructure is an essential part of building livable communities. This announcement demonstrates the Province’s commitment to partnering with municipalities in order to deliver the public infrastructure Ontarians need. I am pleased that these projects will contribute to enhanced quality of life in North Dumfries for years to come.Hon. Kathryn McGarryMember of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge
This funding is an example of government placing Federal, Provincial, and Municipal funds where it is most needed sustain our communities, giving us the tools to move forward. The Township of North Dumfries is grateful for this funding but also very grateful for our positive and progressive relationship with upper levels of government.Sue FoxtonMayor of North Dumfries
- The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- Since 2004, the Government of Ontario has committed more than $3.7 billion to municipalities across the province through the provincial gas tax program.
- The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
- Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html
- Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html
- The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf/cwwf-program-programme-eng.html.
- Building Ontario – Infrastructure Plan: https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-ontario