Wiarton Sewer Treatment Plan Receives Funding through Building Canada Fund

March 31, 2014

 

Wiarton Sewer Treatment Plan Receives Funding through Building Canada Fund

 


Ottawa, ON –
Recently, the Town of South Bruce Peninsula received approval for funding for the Wiarton Sewer Plant Treatment upgrade project through the Federal Government’s Building Canada Fund.

 

This approval will give the Town the ability to upgrade the treatment plant and expand its service boundaries. Mayor of South Bruce Peninsula, John Close was “ecstatic” upon hearing that the funding was approved by the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure. Mayor Close stated that the funding gives the town the ability to move forward with this important project. He said: “This means that we can now forge ahead with a significant project under our Asset Management Plan and put in place services which will accommodate development into the future. I would like to express my full appreciation to both senior levels of government for assisting communities, such as ourselves, with putting in place a comprehensive Asset Management Plan which is a valuable strategic tool for assessing and putting in place concrete plans to address municipal infrastructure.”

 

Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey Owen Sound, was also very pleased with the announcement that funding had been secured for the project. “Having received funding through the Building Canada Fund, the Town of South Bruce Peninsula now has the ability to move forward with this important project to upgrade and expand municipal services,” said Miller. “I congratulate Mayor close and all of the staff at the Town who worked hard on the application for funding and look forward to seeing the completion of this project.”

 

Jacquie Farrow-Lawrence, Administrator at the Town of South Bruce Peninsula also thanked staff for their work on the application. “Staff has been very pleased with Council’s direction to submit the Building Canada Fund application for the Wiarton Sewer upgrade project, and I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Senior Staff who provided a 100%+ team effort in researching and providing information so that a comprehensive, complete application could be submitted,” said Farrow-Lawrence. “I would also like to thank the Staff at FedDev Ontario for their consideration of the Town’s application.”

 

The Building Canada Fund is a Federal Government funding program that targets infrastructure projects across the country. Funding for the Wiarton Sewer Plant Treatment upgrade was secured under the Communities Component of the fund. This component specifically targets communities with populations of less than100,000 people. The application was originally submitted for a water treatment upgrade in Sauble Beach but the application was amended to transfer the funds to Wiarton when the project in Sauble Beach was not undertaken.

 

For more information please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/bcf-fcc-eng.html.

 

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