Funding for municipalities committed
ONTARIO – Canada’s federal and provincial government have announced $15 million devoted to civic infrastructure to promote “health and well-being” in Northern Ontario communities. The majority will support improvements to water and wastewater infrastructure. The City of Thunder Bay has already committed to improvements to its drainage systems, among other projects.
Council to consider funding
LOUISIANA – The city of Lake Charles has conferred to study emergency drainage funding following a period of historic downpours. The city is aiming to borrow up to $20 million to finance improvements. The city is also identifying which specific projects are needed, and following that identification, will seek to find an “expert” to oversee the drainage work.
District looks to raise funding
TEXAS – The Velasco drainage district located in Brazoria County, TX, will now have to find alternative funding for projects in the area, now that the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has said it will not pay for some of the area’s upcoming work.
Design firm tendered
NEW YORK – The city of New York has engaged in a $53 million program to improve local and regional environmental health. It has partnered with design firm Arcadis. The program targets properties 50,000 square feet or larger and will include infrastructure improvements such as drainage to help reduce runoff.