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East Hawkesbury to Receive Funding for Chute-à-Blondeau Wastewater Treatment Plant

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East Hawkesbury to Receive Funding for Chute-à-Blondeau Wastewater Treatment Plant

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund

Residents of East Hawkesbury will benefit from a new Chute-à-Blondeau Wastewater Treatment Plant thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund. 

The Chute-à-Blondeau Wastewater Treatment Plant will be replaced to increase operational capacity and improve effluent quality. Upon completion, the plant is expected to meet today's operational standards, and support a healthier environment for the residents. The project announced today is among 77 recently selected projects, for approximately $260 million in joint federal and provincial funding, under the Small Communities Fund in Ontario.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $780,460 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $780,460 to this project.
  • The Township of East Hawkesbury will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.

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“We are pleased to invest in projects such as the Chute-à-Blondeau Wastewater Treatment Plant that will benefit our community by improving much needed local infrastructure. Our Government’s commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario’s residents while helping job creation and economic growth.”

Pierre Lemieux

Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs

“Today’s investment addresses an urgent local need. Replacing the wastewater treatment plant in Chute-à-Blondeau will improve effluent quality and ensure a healthier environment for the people of East Hawkesbury. It’s part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history – more than $130 billion over 10 years – which is supported by a number of initiatives, including unlocking the value of public assets to help make investments in transportation and other priority projects. Our government is committed to building Ontario up through important community infrastructure projects like this one.”

Grant Crack

Member of Provincial Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

“We would like to thank the Federal and Provincial Governments for their important contribution to our community. This grant is vital to the village of Chute-à-Blondeau in order to rehabilitate its sewage treatment plant at an affordable cost to its residents.”

Robert Kirby

Mayor of the Township of East Hawkesbury

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