Brampton to Undergo Major Stormwater Facility Improvements

 

Stormwater management facilities in Brampton are crucial to keeping our waterways clean and our communities livable. Now, Peel region is making moves to improve these clean water facilities.

The federal and provincial government are gearing millions of dollars towards improving stormwater management facilities in Brampton.

These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.

The Region of Peel has announced that 30 new projects in Peel have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund.

Unfortunately, all too often this specific element of infrastructure investment - that we highlight today - receives attention when something goes wrong. However, that is not the case in this circumstance," said Frank Dale, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for the Region of Peel.

According to Dale, the improvements will help "residents continue to benefit from efficient access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water.”

The federal government is providing up to 50 percent of funding for these projects, equivalent to over $69 million.

The provincial government is providing up to 25 percent of funding for these projects, equivalent to over $34 million, and the recipient will provide the balance of funding.

This investment by the province--over $2,500,000 in Mississauga and over $34,000,000 in the greater Peel Region--will ensure that Mississauga has clean water and reduce risks of flooding. I am pleased that these projects will contribute to enhanced quality of life in Mississauga for years to come," said Dipika Damerla, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga East - Cooksville.

A number of sewage pumping stations are being rehabilitated or replaced, as well as equipment at several water pollution control plants.

Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water," said Navdeep Singh Bains, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Malton.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 46 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to $76,367,276.

Table courtesy of Newswire

Notable Brampton projects include replacing stormsewer infrastructure where needed under roads as part of the city's road resurfacing program, replacement of the Heart Lake Conservation Area Water Supply System, replacing the water main on Hurontario Street, and construction of new watermains on Goreway Drive and Mount Pleasant Road.

These investments are a part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

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