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Water infrastructure upgrades slated for Quebec, Ontario communities

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Significant water infrastructure projects in Quebec and Ontario received funding from the federal government during the week of December 7, 2020.

Ontario water projects:
Ontario funding has been announced to upgrade the Greenway and Adelaide wastewater treatment plants in the City of London. The nearly $50-million work will include a flood barrier and an effluent pumping station to protect the facilities and reduce environmental impacts to the Thames River, Lake Erie and neighbouring communities January 2020 saw record rainfall in the area and led to extreme flooding along the Thames River, causing a significant strain on London’s wastewater and stormwater systems. In addition, the Ontario municipality of Tweed has received $4.4 million for upgrades to its wastewater lagoons.

Quebec water projects:
Water infrastructure projects in the Quebec regions of Desbiens and Saint-Nazaire will receive more than $918,000 in funding to ensure efficient water distribution and clean drinking water.