Temagami’s Small Water System Pump Replacement
Funding from the 2019 Top-Up of the federal Gas Tax Fund helped the Municipality of Temagami replace and upgrade pumps in the backwash system at a water treatment facility.
The doubling of the Fund allowed the municipality to accelerate the completion of an urgent investment required to continue the distribution of clean water.
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) identified the need for this investment several years ago, and work was initially slated for 2017. But with a population of 802, the municipality hadn’t raised enough through water rates to finance the project.
Temagami added a 15% capital levy to their rates in 2019 and was finally able to tackle the project in 2019 thanks to the levy and the top-up funds.