Windsor Getting $32 Million To Reduce Flooding

Thursday April 18th, 2019

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Dougall Avenue floods after heavy rains on August 29th, 2017

The Government of Canada is contributing $32 million towards reducing flooding in the City of Windsor.

Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, today announced funding for flood protection initiatives in Windsor.

In recent years, severe storms have caused significant flood damage to Windsor’s homes and businesses.

“The City of Windsor has been hard hit by flooding in recent years, and we’ve been working diligently with residents to implement both short and long term solutions,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens.

“Having the Government of Canada come to the table with 32.1 million dollars means we can immediately move forward on 12 major projects.”

“It’s a significant investment in our community, and we sincerely thank them for their support,” he said.

The projects involve building and expanding roadways, sewers and pump stations and other storm water infrastructure. Once complete, the project will reduce the impacts of flooding on Windsor residents and the local economy.

The federal funding for the projects comes from the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund which matches up to 40% of a municipality’s contributions. The City announced an initial $22 million in funding last fall.

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