Ontario Investing in Green Infrastructure to Help CommunitiesPublished on July 14, 2021
Ontario is taking action to protect people’s health by bringing infrastructure investments to small communities to help them improve the quality of their drinking water.
Starting July 13th, eligible municipalities, including the Town of Aurora and the Town of Newmarket, First Nation communities and Local Services Boards were able to start applying for funding to support projects that improve their drinking water infrastructure through the second intake of the Green Infrastructure stream. This stream is part of the joint federal and provincial Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
The first intake of the Green stream was heavily over subscribed. We heard the demand for more investments in drinking water infrastructure in small communities, and we are taking action to fill that gap.
Up to $240 million in joint federal and provincial funding is available for this intake, including $110 million from the Ontario government.
The people of Ontario need and deserve reliable and safe drinking water. Across the province, funds will target projects that address critical health and safety needs in communities by making local drinking water infrastructure safer and more reliable.