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Ontario Celebrates Completion of Ilderton Water Storage System

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Ontario Celebrates Completion of Ilderton Water Storage System

Province Invests in Critical Infrastructure Upgrade

Ontario is helping ensure that the residents of Ilderton have access to a more reliable water supply for daily use and for emergencies with the completion of the upgrades to the Ilderton Water Storage system.

The province invested $2 million in the system upgrade - one of 89 capital infrastructure projects that was supported by Ontario's Municipal Infrastructure Investment fund. 

Ontario's long-term infrastructure plan will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Ontarians by supporting critical infrastructure projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province.

Investing in infrastructure is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Quick Facts

  • Through the Municipal Infrastructure Investment fund the province committed up to $89 million to help municipalities provide safe and reliable local infrastructure.
  • Modernizing infrastructure will support more than 110,000 jobs a year on average in construction and related industries.
  • A Conference Board of Canada report estimated that Ontario’s public infrastructure investment would add more than $1,000 to the average annual income of Ontarians in 2014 and lower the unemployment rate by about one percentage point.

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“Our government is making essential infrastructure investments and supporting upgrades like the Ilderton water system to make our communities safer and stronger. Rural infrastructure improvements like these ensure residents of Ilderton have a reliable water supply. Our government is committed to working with our municipal partners to provide essential infrastructure investments that will strengthen communities across the province.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“I congratulate the municipality of Middlesex Centre on the completion of the Ilderton water storage system. As a government we’re making unprecedented investment in critical infrastructure to promote economic growth, create and attract jobs, and help to ensure that people get the basic services they pay for to ‘Build Ontario Up.”

Deb Matthews

Member of Provincial Parliament, London North Centre

“In a world where water security is extremely important, the Municipality of Middlesex Centre is proud to be a member municipality of the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System. The System is one of the most advanced water treatment and supply systems available anywhere in Ontario. The completion of the llderton Water Supply Upgrades Project, including the innovative construction of the Ilderton water storage tower, ensures the continued long-term safe, secure, uninterrupted delivery of safe drinking water to our residents for generations to come. It also provides the ability for continued community growth without compromising current service delivery.”

Al Edmondson

Mayor, Municipality of Middlesex Centre

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