LOYALIST, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Residents of Loyalist Township will benefit from upgrades to the water system, thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

The proposed project will include watermain replacements, sanitary sewer repairs, and storm sewer improvements in Loyalist Township. Improvements will help extend the functional lifespan of the sanitary sewer system while ensuring a healthy and safe drinking water supply for the region.

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 $913,805 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $913,805 to this project.
  • Loyalist Township will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.

Quotes

"We are pleased to invest in projects like Loyalist Township's water system upgrades that will benefit our community 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."

Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"This important infrastructure investment will support growth in Loyalist while ensuring a healthy and safe drinking water supply for the region. It is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history – more than $130 billion over 10 years. As a former City Councillor for 18 years, I know the importance of investing and renewing critical infrastructure. The goal is to keep our communities safe, strong, create jobs and make sure that people get the basic services they require both now and in the future."

The Honourable Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

"On behalf of the citizens of Loyalist Township, Council greatly appreciates the support of the Provincial and Federal Governments for this vital project. The project will address long-standing water and wastewater infrastructure issues in the Hyland-Briscoe neighbourhood of Amherstview, thereby enhancing water quality in the community and alleviating other infrastructure concerns for area residents."

Bill Lowry, Mayor of Loyalist Township

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.

Loyalist Township: http://www.loyalisttownship.ca

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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
613-943-1838

Andrew Forgione
Office of the Minister of Economic Development,
Employment and Infrastructure
416-212-4217

Jenna Campbell, P.Eng.
Engineering Manager
Loyalist Township
613-386-7351 ext. 151

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
media@infc.gc.ca

Brigitte Marleau
Communications Branch
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development,
Employment and Infrastructure
416-325-2479