Residents in Halton Region will access to clean drinking water
Jan. 10, 2019
Global Korean Post
Ministry of Infrastructure Canada announced that ten new projects are approved in seven communities across Ontario.
It says that tnvestments in water and wastewater infrastructure will result in cleaner and safer water for people to drink, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems.
Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Monte McNaughton, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; and Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair, on Jan. 8, 2019 announced two new projects in Halton Region under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF).
The federal government is investing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$4,029,412. The provincial government is providing over $2,014,706, and the Corporation of the Regional Municipality of Halton will provide the balance of funding.
These two projects will protect water services by insulating and lowering supply lines in Georgetown, Halton Hills, Acton, Oakville and Burlington. As a result, residents and local businesses will continue to have reliable, year-round access to clean water despite changing weather conditions.
In addition, $320,500 in federal funding for eight other water and wastewater projects will benefit six other communities across Ontario. The provincial government is providing $160,250 for these eight projects.