Sustaining Healthy Communities Through a New Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

Water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure is essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable. Through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), Infrastructure Canada provides communities with more reliable water and wastewater systems so that both drinking water and effluent meet legislated standards.

In addition to delivering support for provincial, territorial and municipal water and wastewater priorities, the federal Government will fund up to 50 per cent of eligible costs for projects. This Fund is improving the safety and quality of water for Canadian families, while supporting a clean economy. Funding under the CWWF is allocated on a per capita basis, in addition to $50 million for each province and territory, as per the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) allocations table.

To learn more about the program, see the Program Overview.

Water and Wastewater – Expected Outcomes:

  • Improved reliability of drinking water, wastewater and storm water systems
  • Municipalities have plans and designs aimed at meeting applicable water quality guidelines and wastewater regulations

Examples of Eligible Projects:

  • Rehabilitation of water treatment and distribution systems;
  • Rehabilitation of wastewater and storm water collection;
  • Separation of existing combined sewers and/or combined sewer overflow control;
  • Optimization and improved asset management, including studies and pilot projects related to innovative and transformative technologies;
  • Design and planning for upgrades to wastewater treatment infrastructure to meet applicable regulatory requirements; and,
  • Construction of naturalized systems for management and treatment of wastewater and storm water.