Three area water infrastructure projects are among 144 in Ontario receiving federal and provincial funding.
West Nipissing is getting nearly $2 million from Ottawa and over $1.6 million from Queen’s Park for the installation of the Sturgeon Falls water main trunk loop.
“This project involves the installation of approximately 2,100 metres of transmission pipes in West Nipissing, to extend a second watermain trunk from the Sturgeon Falls water plant which will complete a watermain trunk loop and increase capacity of the transmission infrastructure,” states a release.
Powassan is getting $300,000 from the federal government and over $250,000 from the province to rehabilitate a watermain on Queens Avenue.
“This water main was originally constructed in the 1950s,” says Mayor Peter McIsaac. “The Municipality of Powassan is being proactive in replacing aging infrastructure before we experience a costly failure.”
South River is also receiving money for watermain and high lift pump rehabilitation work.
Nearly $1.9 million is coming from Ottawa with over $1.5 million from the province.
Across the country, the federal government is putting over $190 million towards projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
The Government of Ontario is providing over $140 million, while local communities are contributing over $108 million.