Better stormwater management for Sault Ste. Marie residents
July 17, 2017 by Infrastructure Canada
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie today announced a new stormwater project in Sault Ste. Marie has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for this project—more than $2.1 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for this project, over $1 million, and the City of Sault Ste. Marie will provide the balance of funding.
Thanks to this investment, residents of Sault Ste. Marie will benefit from improved stormwater management, which will reduce the risk of flooding and better protect the property and livelihood of local residents.
In addition to this project, more than $4.5 million in federal funding for 52 water and wastewater projects will benefit 27 other communities across Ontario.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
“Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the Stormwater Management Pond in Sault Ste. Marie, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come,” said Sheehan.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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