Federal and Provincial Government Announce $26M in Infrastructure Funding For Sarnia-Lambton


April 14, 2022

Lambton County – Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey was pleased to announce Friday that, as part of the joint announcement by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, Sarnia-Lambton will be receiving $26,059,000 in joint funding for important water- and wastewater-related infrastructure related projects.
“Today’s announcement by the Federal and Provincial government is big news for the City of Sarnia and the Town of Petrolia,” said MPP Bailey. “These projects will help provide increased access to clean, reliable drinking water, while building strong communities and maintaining a healthy environment for local residents.”

These investments are being made through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, a cost-shared, application-based infrastructure funding opportunity.

The Government of Ontario is investing $3,299,670 toward the replacement of Vidal St. S. area watermains, and $5,385,794 to the new Bright’s Grove Water Treatment Plant Intake Pipeline for the Town of Petrolia. In total these projects are estimated at $9.9M and $16.159M respectively.

“Today’s green infrastructure investments will bring long-lasting benefits to thousands of residents across Ontario. These 144 projects will provide increased access to clean water, improve the reliability of our water systems, and protect health and safety” said the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure. “This investment is just one of the many ways our government is building a cleaner, more sustainable Ontario for today, and for generations to come.”

These projects are a part of a joint investment towards 144 water infrastructure projects across Ontario that will provide residents with safer and more reliable drinking water and drinking water infrastructure. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $140.5 million in these projects, Infrastructure Canada is investing more than $190.2 million, while recipients are contributing more than $108.5 million.

Quick facts

  • Under the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government 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.
  • Over the last six years, the Government of Canada has invested over $18.6 billion toward more than 4,180 infrastructure projects across Ontario.
  • During that period, over $44 billion has been invested in communities by Infrastructure Canada across the country to support world-class infrastructure projects, including over $4.4 billion for community drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
  • Ontario is investing over $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.
  • Over the next 10 years, Ontario has planned infrastructure investments of over $148 billion to support the construction, rehabilitation and modernization of new schools, hospitals, public transit, roads, bridges, and access to quality, reliable high-speed internet.
  • These investments are part of the Ontario government’s plan to build Ontario by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure projects that will stimulate job creation and boost economic growth, while protecting health and safety to build strong, resilient communities.
  • Infrastructure Canada helps address complex challenges that Canadians face every day—ranging from the rapid growth of our cities, to climate change, and environmental threats to our water and land.

Backgrounder Canada and Ontario invest in 144 community water infrastructure projects

Associated links

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map

Ontario Builds Project Map

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Media Contacts:
Bob Bailey, MPP