Wastewater infrastructure projects in Orillia, Ontario receive approval
Wastewater infrastructure projects in Orillia, Ontario receive approval.
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.
Officials announced that a new project in Orillia has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
The provincial government is providing up to 25 percent of funding for this project — over$700,000 of total eligible costs, and the City of Orillia will fund the remaining costs of the project.
"Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water," said Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
"The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the one in Orillia, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come."
Tertiary treatment and process optimization at the wastewater treatment center are required to ensure the city meets its new compliance limits for phosphorus entering Lake Simcoe.
In addition to these projects, over $14 million in federal funding and over $7 million in provincial funding for 73 water and wastewater projects will benefit 36 other communities across Ontario.
Learn more atInfrastructure Canada.