The governments of Canada and Ontario have approved a new stormwater project in Sault Ste. Marie under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 percent of funding for this project—over $2.1 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 percent of funding for this project, over $1 million, and the City of Sault Ste. Marie will provide the balance of funding.
This investment will enable the residents of Sault Ste. Marie to benefit from improved stormwater management which will reduce the risk of flooding and better protect the property and livelihood of local residents.
“We are committed to building and maintaining high-quality water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure to benefit the residents of Sault Ste. Marie,” The Honorable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure. “The Ontario government is taking action across the province by working with our federal and municipal partners to modernize and upgrade essential infrastructure, like the project announced today.”
In addition to this project, over $4.5 million in federal funding for 52 water and wastewater projects will benefit 27 other communities across Ontario.