Wainfleet gets funding for storm-water system

storm water drain Wainfleet will get repairs to its storm water management system. Photo credit: Stock.

More than $640,000 in government funding has been secured to upgrade Wainfleet’s Lakeshore Road storm-water system.

The project will increase the capacity of the storm-water management system, minimize roadside erosion, reduce overland flooding and water infiltration into private septic systems.

Existing catch basins and two outlets to the municipal drains will be replaced. Roadside erosion protection walls and drainage curbs will also be added. The new system will add storm water handling capacity to the system so that flooding can be averted during higher than normal rainfall levels.

The funding is coming from three levels of government. “I’m pleased that our government has partnered with the federal government and Town of Wainfleet to make a joint investment of almost $650,000 to improve local water infrastructure,” said Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff in a news release.

The federal government is contributing $255,568 through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The provincial government is providing $212,952. The Township of Wainfleet will share in the cost of the project spending $175,400.

“As extreme weather events become more frequent, investments in essential public infrastructure play a vital role in building healthy and resilient communities,” added Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport in the federal government, in the advisory.