Today, I was proud to announce almost $2 million towards the approval of critical new water projects for the Town of Oakville. This investment is a part of the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), which will work to improve the long-term viability of the region’s clean and wastewater infrastructure.
This significant funding of $1,969,595 will go towards storm water system construction, maintenance and repair, culvert replacements, as well as flood studies.
An additional $26.5 million investment is being made in a new drinking water project for the region of Halton. These investments are essential to ensuring that Halton residents have a dependable source of clean drinking water, and to keep our communities healthy, safe and livable.
As I learned in the construction of the new Oakville Hospital, public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, helps protect the environment and boosts economic development. Any resident of Oakville who has experienced flooding or problems with stormwater backup will appreciate how important this investment is for their properties. This is why the Government of Canada is providing unprecedented funding for public infrastructure projects. Investing in needed rehabilitation of existing storm water management areas, flood studies as well as installing a needed new system, will aid in planning and managing future storm water needs here in Oakville.