The City of Montréal and the Town of Montreal-West will together be receiving close to $84.4 million for the renewal of their water pipes with funding coming from the governments of Canada and Quebec.
This financial support granted to the City of Montréal and the Town of Montréal West will contribute to maintaining, renewing or developing their infrastructure to ensure the production and distribution of quality drinking water for residents or the proper disposal and treatment of wastewater.
The feds are investing more than $50.8 million for these projects, and the Government of Quebec is providing more than $33.5 million, the municipalities will provide the remainder of the required funding.
“Water has always been a priority for our administration,” said Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal in a news release. “Expenditures on water infrastructure have increased from $93 million to $261 million per year over three years! But this is not enough to offset the maintenance deficit that has accumulated. That is why, we announced an expansion plan last fall that would triple investments and results over the next 10 years … This generous financial support will enable Montréal to reach its target of eliminating its water and wastewater maintenance deficit within 10 years.”