For Immediate Release
July 19, 2017
Perth—Wellington, ON – The Township of Mapleton will receive $38,500 in federal funding from the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), for the installation of six new watermain valves and the rehabilitation of two watermain valves in Drayton.
“It is encouraging to know that the residents of Drayton will benefit from this much-needed funding” said M.P. Nater upon receiving the news from Infrastructure Canada. He added: “Water and wastewater infrastructure projects remain a priority for many communities across Perth—Wellington. This is an issue I repeatedly highlighted to the Government since being elected.”
However, M.P. Nater was critical of the timing of the announcement, “It is unfortunate that water and wastewater infrastructure funding continues to be slow and disorganized. The start date for this project was May 1st, yet the funding was not announced until July 19th. This funding should have been announced along with the previous CWWF funding, which was released earlier this year.”
On May 31, 2017 it was announced that the Township of Mapleton would receive $20,009 for the addition of three wastewater forcemain valves to the Drayton Wastewater Forcemain System. The anticipated start date for that projected was also May 1st.
Under the CWWF the Federal Government will provide 50 percent of the anticipated cost of local water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
Office of John Nater, M.P.