The governments of Canada and Ontario announced that a new project in Cramahe, Ontario, has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for this project— $66,061. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project—$33,031, and the Township of Cramahe will fund the remaining costs of the project.
Thanks to this investment, residents of Cramahe will benefit from an environmental assessment, as well as engineering and design work, for a gravity sewer extension north from the intersection of Percy and Park Street to Purdy Road. This project will improve municipal services for existing private business owners, and for the industrial and commercial sector in the area. These types of projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
In addition to this project, over $1.3 million in federal funding for 16 water and wastewater projects will benefit 10 other communities as 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,” said Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South. “The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the one in Cramahe, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
“We are committed to building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure to benefit the residents of Cramahe,” added Lou Rinaldi, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Northumberland—Quinte West. “The Ontario government is taking action across the province by working with our federal and municipal partners to modernize and upgrade essential infrastructure, like the project announced today.”
- 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 committed $21.9 billion for investments in green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges, and water and wastewater infrastructure in the province’s history – more than $190 billion in public infrastructure over 13 years, starting in 2014–15. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON