Canada's Curve Lake First Nation received $722,000 for catch basin and road storm water improvements
The federal and Ontario governments are providing Curve Lake First Nation with more than $722,000 for upgrades and repairs to catch basins and road storm water drainage.
The Government of Canada is funding $580,902 through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan, according to Global News. The Government of Ontario is providing $141,972, while Curve Lake First Nation is contributing $51,662. The First Nation is located 25 kilometers north of Peterborough.
The funding will support the improvement of drainage along Mississauga Road to: reduce flooding on community roads; protect houses; and support proper storm water management.
“Investments that protect essential public infrastructure are key to building resilient communities,” said Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef and Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development. “Improving Curve Lake First Nation’s catch basins and storm water management system will help protect people and properties from flooding. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”
According to Monsef, the project involves rehabilitating drainage and enhancing traffic flow along 14.2 kilometres of Mississauga Road. The work will replace two storm water catch basins and upgrade the road surface to improve water flow, reported Global News.
The improved system will reduce the risk of storm water flooding by redirecting water run-off away from roads and people’s homes in the community of 2,700.
In July 2020, Ottawa announced $2.2 million to help with the design phase of a new surface water treatment plant and water distribution system at Curve Lake First Nation.