Better water and wastewater treatment in store for Temagami residents
Temagami, Ontario, August 18, 2017 — 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.
Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, and Lorie Hunter, Mayor of the Municipality of Temagami today announced that three new projects in Temagami 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 — $91,539. The provincial government is providing $45,769, and the Municipality of Temagami will provide the balance of funding.
Thanks to this investment, residents of Temagami will benefit from refurbishments and upgrades to the Temagami South and Temagami North water treatment plants, and the cleanout of the Temagami South lagoon. 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. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like those in Temagami, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“A safe water supply is vital to community well-being. I appreciate the federal and provincial governments’ support of the Municipality of Temagami’s efforts to improve our infrastructure and ensure we are continuing to provide much-needed services to our residents.”
Lorie Hunter, Mayor of the Municipality of Temagami
- 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
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