Better water infrastructure for North Glengarry residents

May 26, 2017

Two new projects approved in North Glengarry

North Glengarry, Ontario, May 26, 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 also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.

Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and His Worship Chris McDonell, Mayor of North Glengarry, today announced that two projects in North Glengarry have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of the funding—$15.2 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project—$7.6 million of total eligible costs, and the Township of North Glengarry will provide the balance of funding. 

One of the projects involves the construction of water infrastructure that will connect residents in Maxville to an existing water treatment system in a neighbouring community. Thanks to this investment, residents will benefit from a new water pipeline that will ensure clean, drinkable water flows to Maxville. The other project is to complete a detailed design to upgrade the Alexandria Lagoon Facility, which will increase its capacity to accommodate growth, improve treatment capabilities and meet provincial effluent standards. 

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. 

Quotes 

“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 North Glengarry to ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.” 

Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities 

“Ensuring safety and improving the quality of drinking water for people in North Glengarry is of paramount importance. Our government recognizes this and is taking action by working with our federal and municipal partners to modernize and upgrade essential infrastructure, including the projects announced today.” 

The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure 

“We have all been working for years to achieve this result because we recognize that water is the lifeblood of any community. And all of us are delighted – and proud – to announce that our senior levels of government have provided us with many of the funding and tools needed to give Maxville residents modern drinking water. This represents a big success for Maxville and all North Glengarry. It means we will have the infrastructure we critically need - for economic development, for growth, and for the future.” 

His Worship Chris McDonell, Mayor of North Glengarry 

Quick facts

  • 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.
  • 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. 

Associated links 

Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375 

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-fepeu-eng.html

Build ON 2017 Infrastructure Update: https://www.ontario.ca/page/buildon-2017-infrastructure-update 

Contacts 

Brook Simpson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-219-0149
Brook.Simpson@canada.ca

Craig MacBride
Media Contact
Government of Ontario
416-212-0453
craig.macbride@ontario.ca 

Daniel Gagnon
Chief Administrative Officer
Township of North Glengarry
danielgagnon@northglengarry.ca
613-525-1625
www.northglengarry.ca 

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
Email: media@infc.gc.ca
Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

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