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Hamilton, Ont., receives more than $30M for water infrastructure

By ReNew Canada 11:21AM June 26, 2017

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Hamilton receives more than $30 million in federal and provincial funding for water infrastructure projects.

Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, Ted McMeekin, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, and Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton, have announced that 16 new projects in Hamilton have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

“I’m proud to be back home in Hamilton today to announce funding that will go a long way toward ensuring our community continues to have access to clean, reliable drinking water,” said Minister Bob Bratina. “Projects like the rehabilitation of the Osler Road pumping station, the construction of a new Lynden water treatment system, and upgrades to the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant Methane Storage Facility will provide immediate improvements and will ensure that Hamilton remains healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”

The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over $21 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—over $10 million of total eligible costs, and the City of Hamilton will fund the remaining costs of the projects.

“Many of these projects are related to rehabilitating and repairing the aging infrastructure that we can’t see, like sewer mains and storm sewers. While this infrastructure isn’t always top of mind, it’s crucial to ensuring Hamiltonians continue to receive clean water,” Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton.

Thanks to this investment, residents of Hamilton will benefit from projects like a rehabilitated Osler Road pumping station, the construction of a new Lynden water treatment system, and upgrades to the Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant Methane Storage Facility. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

In addition to these projects, $3.9 million in federal funding for four water and wastewater projects will benefit the City of Brantford.

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