CAMBRIDGE, ONT. — A stormwater infrastructure project in Cambridge, along with several other new projects in communities across Ontario, have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for the Cambridge project, which amounts to $536,000.
The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for the project, $268,000, and the City of Cambridge will fund the remaining costs.
The project will rehabilitate the Burnett Avenue Stormwater Management Pond, states a release issued by Infrastructure Canada July 19. It will include sediment removal, vegetation management and the restoration of water control devices.
In addition to this project, over $1.2 million in federal funding for seven water and wastewater projects will benefit six other communities in the area.
The provincial government is providing $980,562 for these seven projects.
"The City of Cambridge is committed to implementing sustainable solutions that preserve environmental resources and support growth opportunities for our community," said Doug Craig, mayor of the City of Cambridge, in a statement.
"The investment in the Burnett Avenue stormwater pond will allow us to improve its functionality to better respond to adapting climate conditions, ensure a higher level of service to the community and provide a more attractive feature in the neighbourhood."