Partnership for improved water service
Partnership between all three levels of government means clean drinking water and improved wastewater treatment will be flowing in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Mike Bossio, MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; and Chief R. Donald Maracle, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, announced this week two new projects in the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte have been approved under the federal government’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund (CWWF).
The provincial government is providing more than $30,000 of total eligible costs, and the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte will provide the balance of funding.
These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems.
“The additional project approvals announced today under the CWWF program provides 75 per cent funding to address MBQ immediate wastewater servicing requirements at our public works and bus barn facility and to support upgrades to our remote metering system in the Bayshore and Highway 2 area that will assist in the efficient monitoring of water use and trending analysis,” stated Maracle.
I am pleased to see the two projects proceed and look forward to future opportunities for funding to address our additional water needs.” Thanks to this investment, residents will soon benefit from cleaner drinking water and better wastewater treatment.
Funding will also go towards the installation of a new septic tank and field at the busing and public works garage, which will provide better on-site wastewater treatment and improved wastewater discharge.
This permanent installation will also allow for a portable unit to be discontinued.
“Working in partnership with First Nations across Ontario, the Government of Canada is supporting sustainable solutions to address water infrastructure on-reserve,” Bossio stated in a government press release.
“Projects like those in the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte will help Canadian communities better protect public health, and safeguard the property and livelihoods of residents and businesses, while conserving the local environment.”