Windsor

Governments investing more than $12M in Windsor water infrastructure

The federal government will cover half of the cost of 13 projects, while the provincial and municipal governments have each pledged to throw in about $3 million. The seven municipalities in Essex County, as well as Pelee Island, are sharing an additional $32 million for 48 infrastructure projects.

Funds will pay for 13 water and wastewater projects

London MP Kate Young, announces the federal government's $6.1-Million contribution to 13 water and wastewater projects in Windsor. (Coline Cote-Paulette/Radio-Canada)

All three levels of government are contributing to a $12 million pot to complete more than a dozen water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Windsor that will help neighbourhoods suffering from sewer backup and basement flooding.

The federal government will cover half of the cost of the 13 projects, while the provincial and municipal governments have each pledged to throw in about $3 million.

"It's ... no secret last year that our residents have had to deal with flooded basements far too often," said Mayor Drew Dilkens. "The projects we're talking about today help deal with improvements to clean water, but also help deal with some major issues that we've had with respect to combined sewers, with respect to upgrades and studies on our infrastructure and our plants."

The money will be used to separate combined sewers along part of Princess Avenue and will help complete storm sewer, wastewater, water main and road rehabilitation projects along sections of Janisse and Mount Carmel Drives.

The seven municipalities in Essex County, as well as Pelee Island, are sharing an additional $32 million for 48 infrastructure projects.