Deb Schulte

Your member of parliament for


King-Vaughan

Deb Schulte

Your member of parliament for


King-Vaughan

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$248 THOUSAND IN FUNDING FOR KING TOWNSHIP INFRASTRUCTURE

New Sanitary Sewer Collection System in store

for King Township residents

July 31, 2017—The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems while laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.

Deb Schulte MP, Hon. Dr. Helena Jackzek MPP, and Mayor Steve Pellegrini today announced that a new project in King Township has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing $248,470.00 of funding for this project. The provincial government is providing $124,235.00, and the King Township will provide the balance of funding.

Thanks to this investment, residents of King Township will benefit from the construction of a sanitary sewer collection system and concurrent works (Roads and Watermain) serving 63 single family dwellings in the west end of the Village core area. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

Quotes

“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 those in King Township, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”

Deb Schulte, Member of Parliament for King-Vaughan, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure is an essential part of building livable communities. This announcement demonstrates the Province’s commitment to partnering with municipalities in order to deliver the public infrastructure Ontarians need. The Nobleton Phase 2 Sewer project will contribute to enhanced quality of life for the community for years to come.”

Hon. Dr. Helena Jaczek, Member of Provincial Parliament for Oak Ridges-Markham

“The continuation of constructing municipal sanitary sewer systems in the established village core of Nobleton is vital to protecting the health of water sources today and for decades ahead. Federal and Provincial funding made available through the Clean Water Wastewater Fund reinforces the importance of protecting the local environment, while assisting residents of smaller municipalities access municipal sanitary sewer services that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to build.”

Steve Pellegrini, Mayor of King Township

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  •  Since 2004, the Government of Ontario has committed more than $3.7 billion to municipalities across the province through the provincial gas tax program.
  • The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Contacts

Brook Simpson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-219-0149
Brook.Simpson@canada.ca

Jason Ballantyne
Communications Officer
The Township of King
905-833-4573
jballantyne@king.ca

Infrastructure Canada
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