DRYDEN – Residents of Dryden will benefit from upgrades to drinking water services thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund. “We are pleased to invest in projects such as the water intake pipe twinning 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,” stated Kenora MP and Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford.
This project will involve the twinning of the raw water intake pipe running from the Low Lift Station on Dickson Road to the Water Treatment Plant on Wilde Street. Once completed, these upgrades will increase water services efficiency and reliability, helping to ensure healthy and safe drinking water supply for the community.
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.
- The Government of Canada will provide up to $650,000 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
- The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $650,000 to this project.
- The Corporation of the City of Dryden will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project
Dryden Mayor Craig Nuttall says, “This investment in water infrastructure will ensure sustainability and provide the opportunity for future expansion in the City of Dryden. It shows Dryden’s commitment to the safety of our drinking water and firefighting requirements. The twinned water line will allow the City to perform service and emergency repairs without affecting the water supply to end users. I would like to thank the Federal and Provincial Governments for providing this funding through the New Building Canada Fund to help move Dryden forward.”