Feds pay $2 million for Oakville’s New Water Projects

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Feds pay $2 million for Oakville’s New Water Projects
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John Oliver is the former President and CEO of Halton Healthcare Services, and became Oakville Riding's Member of Parliament in 2015.

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Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced almost $2 million towards the approval of critical Oakville’s new water projects. This investment is a part of the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), which will work to improve the long-term viability of the region’s clean and wastewater infrastructure. The federal government is providing up 50 per cent of funding for these projects, with the provincial and Region of Halton providing the balance of the funding.

As I learned in the construction of the new Oakville Hospital, public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, helps protect the environment and boosts economic development. Any resident of Oakville who has experienced flooding or problems with storm water backup will appreciate how important this investment is for their properties. This is why the Government of Canada is providing unprecedented funding for public infrastructure projects. Investing in needed rehabilitation of existing storm water management areas, flood studies as well as installing a needed new system, will aid in planning and managing future storm water needs here in Oakville.

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This significant funding of $1,969,595 for Oakville’s new water projects includes:

  1. Maplehurst Storm Sewer installation of new trunk underground storm sewer system, which will receive $450,000;
  2. The Amber Crescent Culvert replacement will receive $450,000;
  3. Two flood studies for Joshua Creek and Sheldon Creek watersheds will receive $150,000;
  4. Storm Water Management Pond maintenance, which will include assessment, cleaning, and rehabilitation, will receive $264,000;
  5. Storm Sewer treatment, inspection, rehabilitation and installation will receive $205,595 and;
  6. Construction of a new storm sewer outfall at Westminster Drive will receive $450,000.

“As a former Oakville Town Councillor, I recognize the importance of clean water, storm water and waste water infrastructure to the overall operation of a well-functioning municipality. I believe that the federal government can be a strong partner to invest in these types of facilities to ensure that they continue to function effectively for our communities,” said Pam Damoff, Member of Parliament for Oakville North-Burlington. “We know that climate change will make flooding an increasingly prevalent occurrence in Halton. That’s why it’s important that we continue to invest in storm water infrastructure so that we can effectively manage flooding when it occurs. Today’s funding commitment, made in partnership with the Halton Region and the municipality, will ensure that we can mitigate the risk of flooding in our communities in the years to come.”

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