Representatives from all three levels of government in Markham, came together to announce the governments of Canada and Ontario’s investment in water infrastructure. This will help safeguard the health of residents, protect waterways, preserve local ecosystems and provide economic opportunities.
The investment is based on an agreement between the Ontario and Canadian governments and will reduce flood risks, keeping our waterways clean and communities livable. Residents of Markham will benefit from improved stormwater and water infrastructure thanks to a $10.6 million in Federal and Provincial investments.
Another $24 million of Federal and Provincial funding will benefit six water and wastewater projects across the region which will directly benefit the City of Markham. The federal government is funding up to 50 per cent of project costs, the provincial government up to 25 per cent, and the City of Markham and the Region any remaining costs.
Mary Ng, Member of Parliament for Markham-Thornhill, attended on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of International Trade and Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham–Unionville, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and Mayor Frank Scarpitti of the City of Markham, announced that eight projects in Markham will receive funding under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF).
Also in attendance were local Councillors, Alan Ho, Karen Rea and Deputy Mayor, Jack Heath.
(Pictured L to R: Councillor Alan Ho, Councillor Karen Rea, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, MP Mary Ng, Deputy Mayor Jack Heath)