Executive Council
Municipal Affairs

July 7, 2016

Investing In Our Communities

Over $150 Million Available for Water, Wastewater and Public Transit Systems

Over $150 million in cost-shared municipal funding has been made available to communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to support water, wastewater and public transit systems, as the result of an agreement to implement the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund in the province. The Federal Government is contributing a total of $75 million; the Provincial Government is contributing $44 million, and the remainder will be provided by the recipient municipalities.

The announcement was made in Bay Roberts today by Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The Government of Canada recognizes that strong partnerships with all orders of government are necessary to support infrastructure and create good, well-paying jobs for Canadians. This agreement will allow communities across Newfoundland and Labrador to grow and prosper by providing them with funds to help address their specific infrastructure priorities.”
- The Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

The agreement provides more than $140 million through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund for water and sewer system improvements in communities throughout the province. Once complete, the projects will help ensure the people of Newfoundland and Labrador continue to enjoy clean, reliable drinking water while protecting the surrounding environment. Other investments under this program will support improvements to existing distribution and collection systems, and upgrades that promote community sustainability and growth.

Through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, more than $10 million will be provided to projects to make public transit services more accessible and efficient in the province. This will help support strong, inclusive communities that are well prepared to meet the economic and environmental challenges of the future.

“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is investing $44 million as a part of our commitment to delivering safe, reliable drinking water to residents and properly managing wastewater and storm water systems. This is a part of today’s important joint announcement that further demonstrates what can be achieved when federal, provincial and municipal governments work together to improve the lives of our people and their communities.”
- The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

While encouraging job creation, these investments will help provide Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with clean, reliable water sources, and improved efficiency in public transit systems.

“Our government continues to work with our federal and municipal partners to identify priority municipal infrastructure projects and get the work started as early as possible. I am very pleased to see more than 130 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund projects moving forward, as well as the improvements to public transit infrastructure in St. John’s and Corner Brook.
- The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs

For the complete list of identified projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, see the backgrounder below.

“I am pleased to see this announcement taking place in Bay Roberts. The federal and provincial funding announced today for the District of Harbour Grace-Port de Grave will go toward improving the quality of day-to-day life by completing upgrades to vital infrastructure. It’s great to see a joint federal-provincial commitment to improving community life.”
- Pam Parsons, MHA for Harbour Grace-Port de Grave

To learn more about the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, visit: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf-fepeu-eng.html.

To learn more about the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, visit: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/ptif-fitc-eng.php.

QUICK FACTS

  • More than $150 million is being made available for water, wastewater and public transit projects in Newfoundland and Labrador through the federal-provincial Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.
  • The agreement announced today will provide Newfoundland and Labrador municipalities and public transit organizations with about $75 million in federal funding over the next three years - $70 million for clean water and wastewater treatment projects and nearly $5 million will go to public transit projects.
  • Combined with $44 million from the Provincial Government, and funding from municipalities, this means more than $150 million will go to infrastructure projects in the province.
  • This funding is part of the first phase of Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada’s $120-billion plan to support public infrastructure across the country over the next 10 years.
  • Phase 1 of Investing in Canada will provide well over $10 billion in immediate investments to support public transit systems, green infrastructure projects, and social infrastructure projects. Details on Phase 2 of Investing in Canada will be announced over the next year.
  • Under this agreement, the Government of Canada has made its funding retroactive to April 1, 2016, so projects can proceed without delay to ensure a productive construction season.

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The Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, were in Bay Roberts on Thursday (July 8) to celebrate the signing of an agreement that will mean over $150 million in cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects moving forward this year. Minister Foote made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

Media contacts:

Brook Simpson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-219-0149
Brook.Simpson@canada.ca
Nancy O’Connor
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-689-1825
nancyoconnor@gov.nl.ca
Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Municipal Affairs
709-729-1983, 697-5061
heathermay@gov.nl.ca
Nathan Downey
Communications Assistant
Government Members Office
709-729-3226
nathandowney@gov.nl.ca
Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

BACKGROUNDER
Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Sign Agreement for Water and Transit Infrastructure Funding

142 projects identified for funding to date

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

The Government of Canada is providing $70,600,134 under the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund for 134 projects to rehabilitate and improve community water and wastewater systems. The Federal Government will provide up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs under this fund. The combined contribution of $141,200,268 will go towards providing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with clean reliable water sources.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador, the following projects have been approved to date for funding amounting to $69,642,174. Projects will begin development work immediately. Additional projects will be identified in the coming weeks.

Location

Project Name

Project Description

Federal Funding

City of Corner Brook

Combined Sewer Separation

Sanitary and storm sewer separation

$4,573,984

City of Mount Pearl

Sewer Separation

Sanitary and storm sewer separation

$1,133,543

City of St. John’s

Fort Amherst Sanitary Sewer Outfall Diversion

Wastewater diversion to the Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Plant

$1,586,961

City of St. John’s

Water Main Lining

Structural water main lining

$2,720,504

City of St. John’s

Goulds Pumping Station and Force Main repairs (Phase 1)

Goulds Pumping Station construction and force main repairs

$3,944,731

City of St. John’s

Sewer Lining

Sanitary sewer lining

$906,835

Inuit Community Government of Hopedale

Upgrades to community water supply system

Water treatment and distribution system rehabilitation

$232,376

Inuit Community Government of Hopedale

Sewer System Upgrades

Wastewater and storm sewer collection system rehabilitation

$184,813

Inuit Community Government of Makkovik

Makkovik Spillway

Makkovik spillway rehabilitation

$271,914

Inuit Community Government of Nain

Water System Upgrades

Drinking water system upgrades

$469,967

Inuit Community Government of Postville

Upgrades to Water system intake

Water intake system extension

$93,857

Local Service District of Deep Bight

Water System Infrastructure Upgrades

Water system infrastructure upgrades

$353,958

Local Service District of Dildo

Municipal Water Supply Upgrades

Municipal water supply upgrades

$184,994

Local Service District of Forresters Point

Community Water Supply

Water reservoir replacement

$150,569

Local Service District of Freshwater

Water System Upgrades – Plank Lane

Plank Lane water distribution system rehabilitation

$94,849

Local Service District of Gander Bay South

Potable Water Dispensing Unit

Potable water dispensing unit installation

$173,432

Local Service District of Gander Bay South

Watermain Extension

Drinking water system extension

$246,906

Local Service District of George’s Brook-Milton

George’s Brook – Milton Water Main Interconnection – 2016

Water main installation from George’s Brook to Milton

$743,723

Local Service District of Georgetown

Bull Cove Pond Project

Bull Cove Pond project

$149,913

Local Service District of Lodge Bay

Drill Artesian Wells

Artesian well installation

$61,149

Local Service District of Random Sound West

Water System Upgrades – Queen’s Cove

Queen’s Cove water distribution system upgrades

$179,751

Town of Arnold’s Cove

Water & Sewer Upgrading

Water and sewer system upgrades

$416,237

Town of Badger

Replacement of Water and Sewer Infrastructure along TCH

Trans-Canada highway water and sewer system upgrades

$465,907

Town of Bay de Verde

Sanitary Sewer Expansion

Main Road sanitary sewer expansion

$664,480

Town of Bay Roberts

Water and sewer upgrading

Water and sewer system and lift station upgrades

$1,713,011

Town of Bishop’s Falls

Hampton’s Hill Water Tower Replacement

Hampton’s Hill water tower replacement

$429,741

Town of Bishop’s Falls

Lift Station Upgrades

Lift station upgrades

$323,740

Town of Bonavista

Water and Sewer Route 235

White Rock Road water and sewer system connection

$453,417

Town of Brent’s Cove

2016 Water Main Insulation, Chlorination System & House Replacement, & Paddy’s Pond Dam Replacement

Water distribution system upgrades

$265,791

Town of Burgeo

Watermain Replacement – Phase 2

Phase 2, water main replacement

$453,417

Town of Campbellton

Water System Upgrades

Water main installation

$158,696

Town of Cape St. George

Municipal Reservoir Expansion

Water reservoir expansion

$304,592

Town of Carbonear

Water System Upgrading

Water distribution system upgrades

$820,685

Town of Carmanville

Water and Sewer – Phase 2

Water and sewer system and lift station upgrades

$453,417

Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity

Lift Station Upgrades – Trinity & Wareham

Lift station upgrades

$157,122

Town of Chance Cove

New Artesian Well System

Artesian well system installation

$168,793

Town of Channel-Port aux Basques

Water treatment plant roof replacement

Water treatment plant roof replacement

$127,404

Town of Channel-Port aux Basques

Water Line Bypass – Caribou Road

Water main installation

$148,292

Town of Charlottetown

Well drilling project

Well system installation

$179,218

Town of Charlottetown

New Phase – Water and Sewer

Pond Road water and sewer system installation

$334,700

Town of Clarke’s Beach

Anthony Road Water Sewer Project

Anthony Road water and sewer system upgrades

$146,450

Town of Clarke’s Beach

Glam Road Water Sewer

Glam Road water and sewer system upgraes

$116,280

Town of Clarke’s Beach

Boyd Avenue Water Sewer Project

Boyd Avenue water and sewer system upgrades

$303,045

Town of Come by Chance

Wastewater System Improvements

Wastewater system upgrades

$106,372

Town of Comfort Cove-Newstead

Municipal Water Supply Upgrade

Water supply system upgrades

$906,835

Town of Conception Bay South

Water and Sewer Upgrades

Water and sewer system upgrades

$3,400,630

Town of Cow Head

Manhole Replacement

Manhole replacement

$51,982

Town of Englee

French Island Water System Upgrades

French Island water system upgrades

$268,133

Town of Fermeuse

Municipal Water Supply Upgrade

Bear Cove Pond water system supply upgrades

$616,031

Town of Fermeuse

Sewer System Upgrade

Sanitary sewer system upgrades

$168,001

Town of Ferryland

Top Road Sewer Extension

Top Road sanitary sewer system upgrades

$152,620

Town of Fortune

Snook’s Road Extension

Snook’s Road water and sewer system extension

$258,311

Town of Fox Cove-Mortier

Water Main – Phase 1

Water main installation

$323,740

Town of Gallants

Water Dam and distribution

Concrete dam and reservoir installation

$184,994

Town of Gander

Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer upgrade – Elizabeth Drive/Medcalf Street

Sanitary and storm sewer upgrades

$294,721

Town of Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook

Crouchers Brook Water System

Crouchers Brook water distribution system upgrades

$257,541

Town of Goose Cove East

Upgrades to Dam

Dam reconstruction

$168,842

Town of Grand Bank

Marine Drive Water, Sewer and Storm System Installation

Marine Drive water, sewer and storm system installation

$409,238

Town of Grand Falls-Windsor

Lincoln Road Water and Sewer Replacement

Lincoln Road water and sewer system upgrades

$770,810

Town of Grand Falls-Windsor

Duggan Street Trunk Sewer

Duggan Street sanitary sewer system upgrades

$680,126

Town of Happy Adventure

Pressure Booster Station Replacement

Pumping system station upgrades

$232,076

Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Water System Upgrades

Water system upgrades

$413,970

Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Sewer System Upgrades

Sewer system upgrades

$767,636

Town of Harbour Main-Chapel’s Cove-Lakeview

Water Intake Upgrading Maloney’s River

Maloney’s River water intake system upgrades

$92,962

Town of Hawke’s Bay

Water Tower Internal Waterline Replacement

Water tower internal waterline replacement

$124,816

Town of Hawke’s Bay

Upgrade Lift Station

Lift station upgrades

$94,195

Town of Heart’s Content

New Chlorine Booster Station

Chlorine booster station installation

$75,023

Screen Chamber & Intake Upgrading – Southern Cove Pond Intake, Cove Road

Water treatment and distribution system upgrades

$87,221

Town of Holyrood

Water service extension

Water supply system extension

$605,312

Town of Holyrood

Water system upgrades

Water distribution system upgrades

$332,355

Town of Howley

Chlorine Booster Station

Chlorine booster station installation

$122,537

Town of Indian Bay

Sewage Lift Stations Retrofit

Lift station upgrades

$103,372

Town of Irishtown-Summerside

Sanitary Sewer – South Side Irishtown

Sewer system connection project

$439,361

Town of Irishtown-Summerside

Water system analysis and intake upgrades

Water system analysis and intake upgrades

$181,367

Town of Irishtown-Summerside

Sewer Christopher’s Cove

Christopher’s Cove sewage collection system connection project

$997,518

Town of Isle aux Morts

Water System Improvements

Water main system upgrades

$692,418

Town of Labrador City

Harrie Lake Water Treatment Plant

Wastewater treatment plant replacement

$1,937,906

Town of Labrador City

Storm sewer upgrades

Storm sewer system upgrades

$565,638

Town of Labrador City

Water System Upgrades

Water system upgrades

$862,627

Town of Lark Harbour

Water and Sewer System, Phase 2

Water and sanitary sewer system upgrades

$818,249

Town of Lewin’s Cove

Septic Tanks & Access Roads

Wastewater treatment system installation

$205,537

Town of Lewisporte

Sewer System Upgrades

Sewer system upgrades

$1,360,252

Town of Lourdes

Waterline Extension to Clam Bank Cove

Waterline extension to Clam Bank Cove

$469,819

Town of Mary’s Harbour

Pumphouse Repairs

Pumphouse system upgrades

$340,063

Town of Mary’s Harbour

Lift Station Upgrades

Lift station upgrades

$278,632

Town of Marystown

Water & Sewer Upgrade

Greenwood Street water and sewer system upgrades

$930,866

Town of McIver’s

New Sanitary Sewer System, Phase 5

Sanitary sewer system installation

$331,360

Town of Milltown-Head of Bay d’Espoir

AVIVE Water Treatment Solution

Water treatment system installation

$203,817

Town of New Perlican

Potable Water Tank Maintenance and Retrofit

Drinking water tank upgrades

$97,550

Town of New-Wes-Valley

Pumphouse-Water Distribution System Upgrades

Water treatment and distribution system upgrades

$139,944

Town of New-Wes-Valley

Watermain Extension (connect Newtown to Valleyfield)

Newtown to Valleyfield water main extension

$453,417

Town of Norris Point

Main Street Watermain Upgrade

Main Street watermain upgrades

$522,743

Town of Old Perlican

Water Pressure Booster Pump Upgrade

Booster pump upgrades

$141,366

Town of Paradise

Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrading

Sewage treatment plant upgrades

$2,438,965

Town of Parker’s Cove

Sewer Main Replacement

Sewer system replacement

$184,982

Town of Parson’s Pond

New Sanitary Sewer Outfall

Outfall system installation

$264,951

Town of Pasadena

Water Treatment (Secondary)

Water treatment plant upgrades

$476,088

Town of Pasadena

Lift Station Upgrades – five lift stations

Lift station upgrades

$725,921

Town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

Long Run Road Water Main Replacement

Long Run Road water main replacement

$89,506

Town of Placentia

Sewer System Upgrades

Bond’s Path forcemain replacement

$136,025

Town of Placentia

Dunville, Service Lines Replacement

Dunville water service line replacement

$924,971

Town of Point Lance

Water System Upgrade

Water system upgrades

$68,057

Town of Point Leamington

New Water Tank and Pumping System

Water tank and pumping system installation

$903,630

Town of Port au Choix

New Water Storage Tank

Water storage tank replacement

$255,609

Town of Port au Port East

Watermain Replacement

Water main replacement project

$414,937

Town of Port au Port West-Aguathuna-Felix Cove

Waterline Replacement/Upgrading

Water main upgrades

$157,810

Town of Port Hope Simpson

Notley’s Drive water and wastewater system

Notley’s Drive water and sewer system installation

$435,179

Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philips

Dewatering

Wastewater treatment plant upgrades

$82,851

Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philips

Water Metering

Household water meter installation

$680,126

Town of Riverhead

Water System Improvements

Water system upgrades

$238,485

Town of Robert’s Arm

Water Supply Improvements

Water supply system upgrades

$152,053

Town of Rocky Harbour

Water Treatment System

Water treatment system installation

$1,470,663

Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm

Outfall Upgrades

Circular Road outfall upgrades

$138,320

Town of Rose Blanche - Harbour le Cou

Water System Improvements

Water supply system upgrades

$266,112

Town of Sandringham

Water Piping & Sewage Collection System – Phase 2

Water and sewer system upgrades

$390,800

Town of South River

Boone’s Road – Water & Sewer

Boone’s Road water and sewer system upgrades

$347,180

Town of Spaniard’s Bay

Sewer Outfall from north Cove outfall to Big Pond/ Sewer Main Upgrade Phase 2

Sewer line twinning and sewer main installation

$805,869

Town of Springdale

Water System Upgrades

Batstone Road water main upgrades

$94,070

Town of Springdale

Sewer System Upgrades

Cherry Crescent sewer force main upgrades

$126,582

Town of St. Alban’s

Retrofit of various Sewage Lift Stations

Lift station upgrades

$303,505

Town of St. Anthony

Water Main Replacement

Water main replacement

$1,387,457

Town of St. Bride’s

Upgrade waterline Re: Main Road and Gulch

Phase 3 of waterline upgrade project

$426,834

Town of St. Lewis

Sanitary Sewer Lift Station

Lift station installation

$92,896

Town of St. Lunaire-Griquet

Dark Tickle Sewer System

Wastewater system upgrades

$131,299

Town of Stephenville

Grove Street Rehabilitation – Phase 2

Phase 2 of Grove Street water and sewer system upgrades

$889,837

Town of Stephenville

St. Claire Street Reconstruction

St. Claire Street water and sewer system upgrades

$825,291

Town of Terrenceville

Water and Sewer main drive

Main Drive water and sewer system upgrades

$247,346

Town of Trinity Bay North

Upgrades to the municipal water system

Water system upgrades

$45,342

Town of Triton

Water System Improvements

Water system improvements

$634,784

Town of Trout River

Forcemain Upgrade

Forcemain upgrades

$327,795

Town of Victoria

Water and Sewer – White’s Road

White’s Road water and sewer system upgrades

$166,508

Town of Woodstock

Water Transmission Main

Water transmission main upgrades

$310,566

Town of Woody Point

Chlorination Building Upgrade

Chlorination building upgrades

$151,334

Town of Woody Point

New Water Storage Tank

Water storage tank replacement

$327,612

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund

The Government of Canada is providing Newfoundland and Labrador with $4,940,000 under the new Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) for projects to improve public transit services. The Federal Government will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs under this fund. The combined contribution of $9,880,000 will be going toward public transit projects across the region.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador, the following projects have been approved for funding amounting to $1,618,702 to date. Projects will begin development work immediately. Additional projects will be identified in the coming weeks.

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

City of Corner Brook

Three Bear Mountain trail

$90,684

City of Corner Brook

Bikeway extension

$47,609

City of St. John’s

Accessibility improvements on routes 1, 2, 3, and 5

$453,418

City of St. John’s

On-board camera video surveillance system

$233,510

City of St. John’s

Three new 30-foot uses

$544,101

City of St. John’s

Filter cleaning unit

$45,342

City of St. John’s

Transit priority system

$158,696

City of St. John’s

Digital advertising signs

$45,342

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