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Infrastructure Improvements In Store for Grey and Bruce Counties

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Infrastructure Improvements In Store for Grey and Bruce Counties

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Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ontario is investing more than $1.5 million to support improvements to critical infrastructure while creating local construction jobs in southwestern Ontario.

The province is supporting these improvements through the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund, which is providing $100 million to help municipalities across the province build and maintain critical infrastructure.

Projects include:

  • rehabilitating a local well in Hanover to ensure the safety and reliability of the local water supply
  • replacing and upgrading the sanitary sewer services in Owen Sound's north-east quadrant to reduce flooding
  • upgrading the Oliphant Water Treatment Plant in South Bruce Peninsula to improve the quality and reliability of the local water supply
Investing in modern infrastructure is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. This comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2003, the Ontario government has provided approximately $13 billion to help municipalities repair and upgrade roads, bridges, water, wastewater treatment facilities and other critical community infrastructure.
  • Over the next three years, Ontario is investing more than $35 billion in infrastructure across the province, which will support more than 100,000 jobs on average each year.

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“A strong, prosperous rural Ontario requires modern and efficient infrastructure. Through this fund, our government is helping communities renew and replace roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure that will attract investment, create jobs and help drive economic growth.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Rural Affairs

“The Ontario government is committed to working with municipalities, especially our rural partners, to help make critical infrastructure investments that will strengthen our communities across the province. Through the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund, we are ensuring that the right investments are made at the right time.”

Glen Murray

Minister of Infrastructure

“Replacing and upgrading the existing road, sidewalk, water and sanitary sewer services on 3rd Avenue East/Grey Road 15 will benefit Owen Sound and neighboring areas, including East Bayshore Road, the Industrial Park, the East City Commercial sector and Sydenham Heights. We thank the province for this important investment.”

Deborah Haswell

Mayor of Owen Sound

“The Town of Hanover greatly appreciates the funding the province provided to rehabilitate Well No. 2. By replacing its screen and inner casing, we will maintain the viability of an important local well that provides approximately 25 per cent of the town's water supply.”

Kathi Maskell

Mayor of Hanover

“I would like to thank the Ontario government for supporting the reinstatement of the Oliphant Water Treatment Plant and its continued support for asset management planning. This important type of planning allows us to focus on upgrading critical infrastructure to better service our local residents and businesses.”

John Close

Mayor of South Bruce Peninsula

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