The City of Ottawa has landed nearly $16 million in funding from the federal government’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The money will be used to upgrade water and wastewater facilities in and around the nation’s capital.
"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 the City of Ottawa, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come,” said Mona Fortier, MP for the Ottawa—Vanier riding.
The federal government is providing up to 50% of funding for these projects - more than $15.8 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25% or nearly $8 million. The city is providing the balance of the funding.
Among the projects to receive new funding, a water and sewer renewal project between Lavergne Street and Ste Cecile Road in Vanier will reduce the risk of flooding and better protect the property. Funding will also go towards replacing aging equipment to increase the efficiency and reliability of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
In addition to these projects, more $2.5 million in federal funding for 23 water and wastewater projects will benefit 15 other communities across Ontario. The provincial government is providing over $1.9 million for these 23 projects.