FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 10TH, 2019
Improved Water and Wastewater Services Coming Soon to Simcoe North
New project will make life easier for residents
SIMCOE NORTH — The Ontario government announced this week that the Town of Penetanguishene was receiving an investment in their water and wastewater services. The new funding was announced jointly by the province and the Government of Canada, under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), which will fund more than 1,300 projects and provide $1.1 billion in total investments.
MPP Jill Dunlop stated that local residents of Penetanguishene would soon have better access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services. “Our government is committed to making life easier for the people of this province. There are few things more important than a reliable, safe supply of water. This funding announcement for Simcoe North illustrates once again that our government is working for all Ontarians, including families in rural Ontario,” said Dunlop.
The Town of Penetanguishene is receiving a total of $55,000 in funding from the Ontario government for projects to improve the safety and quality of water for families in Simcoe North. These projects include the installation of sentinel monitoring well ($5,000), the engineering design for the installation of a dechlorinating system ($18,750), and the Navy Lane pumpstation rehabilitation ($31,250).
“Investing in water and wastewater infrastructure will result in safer, cleaner water for people to drink, preserve local ecosystems and protect waterways,” said Monte McNaughton, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure.
These projects help the people of Ontario by supporting their critical water, wastewater and storm water rehabilitation and modernization projects.
“Our Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan is committed to protecting the safety of our province’s waterways through targeted investments in our storm and wastewater management systems,” said Rod Phillips, Ontario’s Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks. “These investments will make our infrastructure more resilient, improve facility performance and better protect our lakes and rivers.”