ASPHODEL-NORWOOD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 21, 2015) -

Residents of Asphodel-Norwood will benefit from upgrades to the town's water treatment plant, thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

Upgrades to the Township of Asphodel-Norwood's Water Treatment Plant will include the installation of a new water softening system to prevent the interference of hard water in the carbon dioxide process. In addition to helping to prevent future leaks and flooding, the new system will ensure a clean and safe drinking water supply for residents for years to come.

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 $338,716 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $338,716 to this project.
  • The Township of Asphodel-Norwood will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.


"We are pleased to invest in projects like the Norwood Water Treatment Plant project 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

"I am pleased that our government is investing in water infrastructure in the Township of Asphodel-Norwood to ensure safe, clean drinking water for residents today and into the future. Investments like this across Ontario demonstrate our government's commitment to keeping our communities strong, creating jobs and making sure that people get the basic services they require."

The Honourable Jeff Leal, Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough

"We are very appreciative of the opportunity the Federal and Provincial governments have provided us with support from the small communities fund. It is a testament to all levels of government working together to achieve the common goal of providing clean, safe, drinking water to our residents."

His Worship Terry Low, Mayor of Asphodel-Norwood

Associated Links

To learn more about the Government of Canada's infrastructure programs, including the Small Communities Fund, please visit

To find out more about Ontario's infrastructure programs, including the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, visit

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

Mayor Terry Low
Township of Asphodel-Norwood
705-639 5343

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