HAVELOCK, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 21, 2015) -

Residents of Havelock will benefit from the rehabilitation of King Street drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

The rehabilitation work of King Street drinking water and wastewater infrastructure will include the replacement of existing watermains, main line valves, sanitary sewers, sanitary manholes, storm sewers, storm manholes and catch basins within the right-of-way as well as associated roadwork. These improvements will help maintain reliable and sustainable water and wastewater services, improve local traffic flow and support the quality of life of Havelock residents.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $679,078 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $679,078 to this project.
  • The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.


"We are pleased to invest in projects like King Street water and sewer improvements that will benefit our communities by improving much needed local infrastructure. Our Government's commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario's residents while helping job creation and economic growth."

Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West

"Today's investment in the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen will address an urgent local need for reliable and sustainable water service. These upgrades will ensure local residents have these reliable services for years to come. This investment is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history -more than $130 billion over 10 years. Through the construction of important infrastructure projects, our government is demonstrating a continued commitment to building Ontario up while keeping our communities strong and creating new jobs."

The Honourable Jeff Leal, Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough

"The Council of the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen would like to thank both the Federal and Provincial Governments for approving our funding application under the Small Communities Fund for Water and Sewer Rehabilitation and related works on King Street in the Village of Havelock. Without this partnership the Township would not have been able to proceed with this project."

His Worship Ron Gerow, Mayor of the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen

Associated Links

To learn more about the Government of Canada's infrastructure programs, including the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To find out more about Ontario's infrastructure programs, including the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, visit http://www.moi.gov.on.ca/en/infrastructure

Contact Information:

Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
for the Regions of Quebec

Andrew Forgione
Office of the Minister of Economic Development,
Employment and Infrastructure

Pat Kemp, Chief Administrative Officer
Township of Havelock-Belmont Methuen

Infrastructure Canada
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
Follow us on Twitter at @INFC_eng

Brigitte Marleau
Communications Branch
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development,
Employment and Infrastructure