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More Than $10M for Quebec Water Infrastructure

Posted on May 26, 2017
The Canadian and Quebec governments are investing in water infrastructure projects in both Beaumont and Saguenay. The federal, provincial, and municipal governments will each contribute $425,000 for the replacement of water pipes in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce. This brings the total government and municipal investment to nearly $1.3 million. This funding will enable the municipality to renew more than 650 metres of water and sewer pipes under Avenue du Palais. The announcement was made by Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Norbert Morin, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud [...]

Shortlist for Capital Regional District, BC, Clover Point Pump Station

Posted on May 26, 2017
The Capital Regional District has issued a Request for Proposals to three qualified proponents as part of the competitive selection process for the contract to design and build the expanded Clover Point Pump Station. The shortlisted proponents are: BIRD Construction Inc.; Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.; and Maple Reinders Inc. Proponents are scheduled to submit their proposals this summer and the Wastewater Treatment Project Team expects to award a contract in late fall 2017. Construction on the Clover Point Pump Station is anticipated to begin in early 2018 after the design has been completed. The Clover Point Pump Station will [...]

$14M for Prince Edward Island Wastewater Projects

Posted on May 26, 2017
The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have announced more than $14 million for wastewater projects in the province. H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced $14,381,250 in combined funding for the installation of a wastewater delivery pipeline from Stratford to Charlottetown, the removal of the East Royalty lagoon, and the connection of East Royalty's system to the Charlottetown Pollution Control Plant. “These investments will open up further development [...]

Thunder Bay Receives $8M for Stormwater Infrastructure

Posted on May 25, 2017
The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced over $8 million in combined funding for water projects in the Thunder Bay region. The federal and provincial governments stated their commitment to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. Patty Hadju, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North; Bill Mauro, Member of Provincial Parliament for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, and Keith Hobbs, Mayor of Thunder Bay, announced that 34 new projects in Thunder [...]

$12M for Enoch Cree Nation Water Infratructure

Posted on May 25, 2017
Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced an investment of approximately $12.5 million to support water infrastructure at Enoch Cree Nation. "All Canadians should have access to safe and reliable drinking water. Working in partnership with Enoch Cree Nation, our government is supporting sustainable solutions to address water infrastructure on-reserve while ensuring water system operators have the training they need to succeed," said Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. This Government is making historic investments to support Indigenous communities, including strengthening on-reserve water and wastewater [...]

$36M to London, Ont., for Stormwater, Wastewater Infrastructure

Posted on May 25, 2017
London, Ontario, will make a major investment in stormwater and wastewater infrastructure to help basements stay dry and reduce the amount of effluent entering the Thames River. The Government of Canada announced more than $18 million and the Government of Ontario announced more than $9 million for investment in London through the Clean Water Wastewater Fund (CWWF), which will be matched by a contribution of more than $9 million from the city. The fund is designed to meet immediate priorities for clean water and wastewater to support a cleaner and healthier environment. “Homeowners impacted by flooded basements know all too well [...]

National Water Utilities Survey Requests Your Response

Posted on May 24, 2017
The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) has commissioned a study about resiliency in water utilities. CWWA have asked Dalhousie University to conduct an online questionnaire survey about attitudes and perceptions about risk resilience and security at water utilities. This questionnaire is being conducted at all water utilities across Canada and can lead to improvements in resiliency. The CWWA team would greatly appreciated input from water experts across the country and have kindly requested that experts take 10 minutes out of their work day to complete the questionnaire. The survey does not ask the respondents name [...]

National Shoreline Cleanup for World Environment Day

Posted on May 24, 2017
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup will partner with Environment and Climate Change Canada, leading 150 shoreline cleanups across the country on World Environment Day weekend, June 2 to 5, 2017. Canada has been selected as the host country of this year's World Environment Day. As we gear up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is encouraging Canadians to lead 150 cleanups on this weekend to observe Canada's continuous efforts to protect our waters and shorelines. In 2017, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has hosted 298 cleanups that have collected 7,429 kilograms of litter [...]

Canada and Saskatchewan Invest $6.4M in Wastewater

Posted on May 24, 2017
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced a $6.4-million expansion of the Balgonie wastewater system. "The investments in infrastructure we are making will benefit Canadians for years to come: creating economic growth and middle-class jobs now, while laying the foundation for durable growth in the future. This project will protect the local environment in Balgonie and support the community's growth for decades to come," said Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Minister Goodale, along with Don McMorris, Indian Head-Milestone MLA, announced funding for the Town of Balgonie's wastewater [...]

Proposed U.S. Federal Budget Cuts Threaten the Great Lakes

Posted on May 23, 2017
The Trump Administration released its proposed 2018 budget to Congress today, eliminating $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI provides funding for cleaning up toxic waste sites, improving storm water management, combatting invasive species like Asian carp, and protecting habitat for fish and wildlife in the basin. Waterfront cities that rely on the lakes for their thriving tourism, navigation, industry, and drinking water are especially concerned about the cuts. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative), a coalition of 130 United States and Canadian mayors representing [...]

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