Better wastewater treatment and stormwater infrastructure for Ottawa residents


The governments of Canada and Ontario 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 safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.


This week, Mayor Jim Watson, MPs David McGuinty and Amarjeet Sohi, and MPP Bob Chiarelli announced that 18 new projects in Ottawa have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$30.2 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—$15.1 million


Thanks to this investment, residents of Ottawa will benefit from projects like a new stormwater management and snow disposal facility on West Brook Drive, upgrades to the Robert O. Pickard Environment Center Thickening and Dewatering Building, and a project to construct sanitary sewers and watermains in the Vanier area. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.


This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.