Jun
9
2017

Canada and PEI fund 26 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure across the province

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments will safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways and preserve local ecosystems.

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island, today announced more than $29.8 million for 26 water infrastructure projects across the Island. The Government of Canada is contributing $19,899,154 to the projects, representing 50% of the total eligible costs, and the province is providing $9,949,577. The municipalities will provide the remainder of the funding.

Among the 14 municipalities receiving funding are Montague and Georgetown. The Montague project involves rehabilitating close to 635 metres of aging storm water management infrastructure along Fraser Street between School Street and Queen Street. These vital upgrades will increase the system’s capacity, reducing the risk of storm water overflows and local flooding. In Georgetown, work involves adding a new well to the town’s drinking water distribution system to increase capacity and offer more reliable services to residents year-round.

Quotes

“Investments in green infrastructure help protect communities and support Canada’s ongoing transition to a clean, sustainable growth economy. We have committed to engaging with our regional partners to make sure they have the support they need to build strong communities and create well-paying jobs for the middle class. I’m glad to see these critical projects moving forward, which will help ensure the long-term health and prosperity of Islanders for generations to come.”

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“By pooling our resources, the federal and provincial governments—combined with municipalities and community partners—can make important investments that protect our province, safeguard the environment and deliver reliable supplies of safe drinking water. The many projects being supported today will serve our province and communities for years to come”

- The Honourable Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward Island

“The Town of Georgetown is very pleased with the announcement that we will receive an upgrade to our water utility.”

- Mayor Lewis Lavandier, Town of Georgetown

“The Town of Montague is very pleased to see this important work taking place to safeguard our river and the infrastructure in the Town."

- Mayor Richard Collins, Town of Montague

Quick facts

  • This funding is part of the first phase of Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada’s historic plan to support public infrastructure across the country.
  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • Along with the 20 clean water and wastewater projects announced for Prince Edward Island on August 3, 2016 at the signing of the Canada-Prince Edward Island bilateral agreement, and the 3 projects announced for Charlottetown and Stratford on May 25, 2017, a total of 49 projects are now approved under this program for Prince Edward Island.
  • Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
    • Skilled workforce/Immigration;
    • Innovation;
    • Clean growth and climate change;
    • Trade and investment;
    • Infrastructure.

Background

The Government of Canada is contributing $19,899,154 for the 26 projects, representing 50% of the total eligible costs, and the province is providing $9,949,577. The municipalities will provide the remainder of the funding.

List of 26 new CWWF projects
Location
Project Name
Federal Funding
Provincial Funding
Anticipated Start Date 2017
Abrams Village
Bellue Vue Subdivision Clean water project 4
$136,560
$62, 280
June 5
Albany
Albany Wastewater treatment facility upgrades
$996,875
$498,427
May 29
Alberton
Storm water enhancement
$67,176
$33,588
April 1
Charlottetown
CPCP upgrades
$6.325 million
$3,162,500
May 1
Charlottetown
Winter River well fields upgrade
$880,000
$440,000
May 1
Charlottetown
Parkdale Water and sewer system renewals
$2.2 million
$1.1 million
May 1
Charlottetown
Queens Arms storm truck replacement
$605,000
$302,500
May 1
Cornwall
Cornwall well field exploration study
$204,500
$102,250
April 1
Georgetown
water system upgrades
$75,000
 $37,500
May 29
Kinkora
wastewater / storm water project
$669,387
$334,693
May 1
Montague
Fraser Street stormwater system upgrade
$270,000
$135,000
June 5
Murray Harbour
sewer main extension
$1,520,068
$760,034
July 4
North Rustico
Hilltop Ave water main extension
$165,910
$82,955
June 1
North Rustico
Winter Street water main extension
$118,740
$59,370
June 1
Slemon Park
Larchwood sewer replacement
$152,652
$76,326
September 4
Souris
High Street sanitary sewer replacement
$84,476
$42,238
June 1
Stratford
Hopeton Road and Horton Park subdivision water main extension
$317,750
$158,875
February 27
Stratford
Eastern Realities Phase I Watermain Extension
$790,500
$395,250
February 27
Stratford
Eastern Realities Phase II Watermain Extension
$793,925
$396,962
February 27
Stratford
Asset Management/Integrated Town Software
$77,000
$38,500
March 15
Summerside
water / sewer replacement
$1,551,288
$775,644
May 3
Summerside
South Drive & Water Street Storm Structures
$654,721
$327,361
June 5
Summerside
MacKenzie Drive storm sewer
$269,500
$134,750
June 19
Summerside
King Street storm
$161,708
$80,854
May 23
Summerside
Water Street Culvert Replacement and Creek Enhancement
$634,696
$317,3348
May 1

Download details of all 26 newly approved projects

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Media contact:
Ron Ryder
Senior Communications Officer
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
902-368-5112
rrryder@gov.pe.ca

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