Canada and Ontario Invest in Green Infrastructure to Rehabilitate Storm Water System in Wainfleet

Published on December 17, 2020

Wainfleet - The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. Investments in Ontario's infrastructure during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to create jobs, economic growth, and make our communities more sustainable and resilient.

Today, Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and MP for St. Catharines; Vance Badawey, MP for Niagara Centre; Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West, and Kevin Gibson, Mayor of the Township of Wainfleet, announced funding for the rehabilitation of Lakeshore Road's storm water system in Wainfleet.

This investment will increase the capacity of the storm water management system, minimize roadside erosion, reduce overland flooding and water infiltration into private septic systems.

The Government of Canada is investing $255,568 through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $212,952, while the Township of Wainfleet is contributing $175,400.

The project involves the replacement of existing catch basins and two outlets to the municipal drains, as well as the installation of roadside erosion protection walls and drainage curbs to eliminate erosion. This will add additional storm water handling capacity to the system, enabling it to address instances of higher-than-normal rainfall that may otherwise cause overland flooding.

All levels of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when they need it the most.

"I'm pleased that our government has partnered with the federal government and Town of Wainfleet to make a joint investment of almost $650,000 to improve local water infrastructure," said MPP Oosterhoff.

"Ontario's contributions of over $210,000 will help support the much-needed rehabilitation of Lakeshore Road, including the construction of storm sewers and wastewater management infrastructure in Wainfleet."

"As extreme weather events become more frequent, investments in essential public infrastructure play a vital role in building healthy and resilient communities," said MP Bittle.

"The rehabilitation of Lakeshore Road will protect Wainfleet residents and businesses by reducing overland flooding of properties along the road and reduce water infiltration into private septic systems. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities."

Quick Facts

  • Through the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing 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 is supporting green infrastructure projects.
    The Government of Canada has invested $8.1 billion in over 2750 infrastructure projects across Ontario under the Investing in Canada plan.
  • Ontario is investing $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure.
  • Ontario is investing more than $40 million and Canada is investing more than $100 million under the first intake of the Green Infrastructure stream.