Grant to cover nearly 70% of water and sewer renewal

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Mississippi Mills receives  grant of $459,701

Mississippi Mills Council has learned it will be receiving $459,701 of a $678,000 project (67.8% funding) through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) to complete reconstruction of the watermain and sewer services on Union Street South in Almonte.

The CWWF is a federal program designed to speed up short-term investments by communities in rehabilitating and modernizing their drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and the planning and design of new facilities.

This is the fourth grant that the Municipality has received recently, bringing the total to $958,576.

As a point of interest, this is equivalent to an 11.15% tax increase, as a 1% tax increase raises $86,000.

The previous three grants were:

  • $264,880 through Intake 1 of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program towards an expansion and renovation of the Pakenham Branch Library
  • $208,010 through Intake 2 of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program for the Gemmill Park Campus Project
  • $25,985 towards rubber matting for under the play structure in Gemmill Park

All four projects are to be completed by December 31, 2017.

“This grant will provide significant funding to improve the water and sewer infrastructure on Union Street South.  Council is pleased that the Federal Government is recognizing that municipalities need to address their water and sewer infrastructure gap,” said Mayor McLaughlin.

For information please contact Diane Smithson, CAO at 613 256-2064 ext. 225