Long Sault ON – Stormont – Dundas – South Glengarry will get additional help in order for families to continue to have access to clean, safe, reliable water and affordable wastewater services. To modernize and improve Stormont – Dundas – South Glengarry’s aging infrastructure, the province is supporting the community. With support from the province, North Dundas will improve storm sewers to provide an outlet to the effluent from roof drains, foundation drains and sump pumps.
North Stormont will prevent distribution system leaks through cathodic protection of valves and hydrants and repair leaks. South Glengarry will reline collection mains to repair leaks and infiltration; meanwhile, South Stormont will improve leakage repairs.
In 2000, Ontario experienced a tragedy because of contaminated water in Walkerton. More than 120 recommendations were made and the government implemented every single one of them. Ontario has the highest standards for drinking water in North America and has gone on to develop water technologies that not only provide safe, reliable, clean drinking water to Ontarians but to the rest of the world.
This has also benefited Ontarians by creating clean jobs and protecting one of our most valuable resources for our children and our grandchildren.
“Upgrades to our water services are not only essential to improving the quality of life for residents of Stormont – Dundas – South Glengarry, but it will also create jobs and economic development to our local economy.” – Jim Brownell, MPP for Stormont – Dundas – South Glengarry
and from Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure:
“Protecting our most precious resource remains a top priority. Ontario is committed to protecting our water through modern infrastructure so that our children, our grandchildren and great grandchildren continue to have access.”
North Dundas is receiving $223,153 in funding from the Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program.
North Stormont is receiving $155,697 in funding from the Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program.
South Glengarry is receiving $152,648 in funding from the Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program.
South Stormont is receiving $1,599,197 in funding from the Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program.
In total, Ontario will provide $50 million, over four years, to support water and wastewater improvements in small communities. Municipalities, conservation authorities and Aboriginal organizations can now apply for Showcasing Water Innovation funding to support community projects that effectively manage drinking water, wastewater and storm water systems.
The Ontario Water Global Leadership Summit is being held in Toronto on May 17-18. Across the province, the clean water industry employs 22,000 and generates $1.8 billion in sales.