Canada and Ontario invest in reliable and efficient wastewater infrastructure in West Elgin
Mike EdwardsNews wastewater treatment
Federal, provincial and municipal levels of government have announced joint funding for improvements to the Rodney Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of West Elgin in Ontario. The Government of Canada is investing $942,000 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan, with the Government of Ontario contributing over $784,000.
The Municipality of West Elgin is contributing over $628,000 toward this project.
The project includes the rehabilitation of a secondary clarifier, the replacement of a storage tank, and upgrades to the lagoon decant system.
The upgrades will improve the reliability and effectiveness of the wastewater treatment process, extending the facility’s performance lifespan, and reducing future maintenance costs. It will also ensure area residents have efficient wastewater services while also protecting local waterways and supporting a healthier living environment.
All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when they need it the most.
Through the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
The Government of Canada has invested more than $8.2 billion in over 2,770 infrastructure projects across Ontario under the Investing in Canada plan.
Ontario is investing over $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure.
Ontario is investing more than $40 million and Canada is investing more than $100 million under the first intake of the Green Infrastructure Stream.
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