Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario, November 20, 2020—The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. That’s why the governments of Canada and Ontario are taking decisive action to help families, businesses and communities as they adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and support the creation of good, middle class jobs.
Today, Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for the Bay of Quinte, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Daryl Kramp, Member of Provincial Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, announced funding for Bayshore Road Wastewater Pumping Station Upgrade.
These upgrades to the pumping station in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory will improve reliability and reduce operation and maintenance costs. The Government of Canada is investing $937,673 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $229,167, while the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte are contributing $83,390.
The work will replace two wastewater pumps, thirty metres of pipes, valves, bases, rails, as well as the motor control panel, generator and automatic transfer switch. With new mechanical and electrical components and additional equalization storage, the upgraded pumping station will provide efficient and reliable wastewater pumping to accommodate peak sewage flows.
All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to ensure the safety and resiliency of communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.