Three levels of government fund preliminary design for the Convent Glen North Storm Sewer
The governments of Canada, Ontario and City of Ottawa 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.
Orléans Member of Parliament Andrew Leslie, Ottawa-Orléans Member of Provincial Parliament Marie-France Lalonde and Orléans Ward Councillor Bob Monette announced that a new project in Orléans has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The preliminary design for the Convent Glen North Storm Sewer is a project $1,575,000 in total. The federal government is providing 50 percent of the funding while the provincial government is providing $393,750, and the City of Ottawa will provide the balance of funding, $393,750.
Thanks to this investment, residents of Orléans will benefit from 1430m rehabilitated storm sewer from the north side of Highway 174 to the outlet at the Ottawa River. Projects like this are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
Announced in 2016, this investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. To date, the City of Ottawa has been approved for $29,669,000 under the 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 Orléans, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
Andrew Leslie, Member of Parliament for Orléans, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“The government of Ontario is proud to be investing almost $270 million in water and wastewater infrastructure for municipalities, First Nations and Local Services Boards across the province. I am pleased that part of this funding, close to $400,000 will go to the preliminary design of the Convent Glen North Storm Sewer which will contribute to enhanced quality of life in our community for years to come. Building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure is an essential part of building livable communities like Orléans.”
Marie-France Lalonde, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa-Orléans
“With the leadership of Mayor Watson, MP Andrew Leslie and MPP Marie-France Lalonde, East End representatives have been able to continue to ensure that the quality of our drinking water remains a priority at all levels of government for the long term health of our residents. This is yet another example of how, by working as a team, we are able to deliver results for the community of Orléans.”
Bob Monette, Orléans Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor
- 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