City of North Bay
The City of North Bay held an official ceremony today to celebrate the city’s new water filtration plant. The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for FedNor; the Honourable Monique Smith, Member of Provincial Parliament for Nipissing; and Victor Fedeli, Mayor of North Bay, are pleased to see this important project successfully completed.
The new water filtration plant ensures access to clean and safe drinking water. The project featured the construction of a new membrane filtration water treatment plant, including new electrical transformers and back-up generation equipment, landscaping and site works, internal office space and support facilities.
The governments of Canada and Ontario each committed up to $14,988,333 to the project through the Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund. Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, the province also contributed nearly $4 million toward the project, bringing the Province of Ontario’s total contribution to nearly $19 million. The City of North Bay contributed the balance of the project’s total eligible cost of $44,964,000.
“Our government is pleased to have contributed to this important community project, which provides citizens with quality drinking water,” said Minister Clement. “This new facility ensures the sustainable use and management of local water resources, while improving the health and quality of life of local residents.”
“Investing in public infrastructure helps build strong communities which is a key part of our government’s five-year Open Ontario plan” said MPP Smith. “The replacement of the North Bay water filtration plant helps improve the plant’s performance and provides clean, safe water for families in North Bay.”
“North Bay is happy to see this very important project completed, which is possible thanks to the funding partnership with the federal and provincial governments,” said Mayor Fedeli. “This project has resulted in a more effective and efficient water infrastructure for our residents, and better protection for our environment.”
Under the Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund, the governments of Canada and Ontario worked together with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and local partners to respond to local needs through infrastructure upgrades providing clean, safe drinking water, better sewage systems, improved waste management processes, safer local roads and bridges, as well as other health and safety priorities.