New Red Rock Water Pollution Control Plant to support cleaner waterways in Nipigon Bay
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 provincial waterways and preserve local ecosystems.
The Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Member of Provincial Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North; and His Worship Gary Nelson, Mayor for the Township of Red Rock, today announced federal-provincial funding for the Township of Red Rock's Water Pollution Control Plant project.
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $8.57 million to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects, representing up to one-third of the estimated $25.71 million total eligible project cost. The Government of Ontario is contributing two-thirds for approximately $17.14 million.
Thanks to this investment, residents of Red Rock and the Nipigon Bay area will benefit from an improved, modern, and reliable wastewater system that can accommodate future growth and economic development throughout the area. Once the project is complete, the Township of Red Rock will be in compliance with existing provincial regulations as well as federal water quality regulations that will be enforced starting in 2030. This project is essential to keeping local waterways clean and surrounding communities healthy and livable.
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- $26.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history – $230 billion over 14 years. To learn more about what’s happening in Red Rock, visit Ontario.ca/BuildON.
“This is an extremely important project for the Township of Red Rock and is an excellent example of the federal and provincial governments are working together to ensure that residents have access to modern and reliable wastewater services. Investments like the one announced today are helping ensure that Northern communities like Red Rock remain strong and vibrant and provide a high quality of life, while also contributing to cleaner waterways and a healthier environment.”
Patricia A. Hajdu
“The Ontario government is committed to improve water quality for residents of Red Rock and Nipigon Bay. Our investments in this new plant are part of our commitment to protect provincial waterways and the environment as well as drive future economic development in the area.”
“On behalf of the Township of Red Rock, I would like to thank the federal and provincial governments for investing in Red Rock’s Water Pollution Control Plant. Today’s investment will allow Red Rock to be in compliance with existing provincial regulations and federal water quality regulations that will be enforced starting in 2030. This investment will also provide the Township with a reliable wastewater system that will accommodate future growth and development.”