Feds, province and city funding $20M watermain relining project in Toronto
The project involves cleaning and installing structural lining inside 17 km of watermain pipes in 29 locations across the city, which Infrastructure Canada says will extend the life of the pipes at less cost than replacement
TORONTO—The federal, provincial and Toronto municipal government are funding the structural relining of watermains in 29 locations across Ontario’s capital.
The federal government is providing more than $7.5 million of total eligible costs to this $20 million project. The provincial government is providing more than $3.7 million, with the City of Toronto funding the remaining $8.7 million.
The project involves cleaning and installing structural lining inside 17 km of watermain pipes, which Infrastructure Canada says will improve water pressure, flow and extend the service life of these watermains at less cost than replacement.
“The City of Toronto is committed to making smart investments to renew our infrastructure. The technology of relining watermains to extend the service life means clean reliable water for our residents and businesses while keeping both infrastructure costs and traffic—as well as other construction related disruption—all to a minimum. We appreciate the support of our provincial and federal partners and their commitment to important infrastructure projects like this,” said Toronto City Councillor Ana Bailao, on behalf of Mayor John Tory.