The Province of Ontario has awarded Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) a $1 million grant through its Showcasing Water Innovation (SWI) Program to provide safe, reliable and clean drinking water to residents by implementing innovative and cost-effective green technologies.

“We are seizing the opportunity to become a leader in water technologies. By tapping into our made-in Ontario expertise, the McGuinty government is protecting our water resources, creating green industry jobs and providing water technology to the world,” said Jim Bradley, Minister of Environment.

CVC is considered a leader in green technologies, working with municipalities and the business community to develop projects such as permeable paving, green roofs and other innovative techniques to treat stormwater runoff, and improve water quality entering our rivers and Lake Ontario.

Dipika Damerla, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville and Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced the funding today with Mississauga Councillor and CVC Board Chair Pat Mullin.

“I am very excited to be here today to make this announcement and I am looking forward to working with CVC on this innovative project,” said Damerla. “Green technologies not only improve our environment, but also save businesses and residents money and create jobs.”

“On behalf of CVC I would like to thank Dipika Damerla, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville for this wonderful news,” said Councillor Mullin. “This announcement will benefit residents in two major ways. Implementing green technologies will help protect our drinking water and boost economic growth by focusing on jobs and businesses of the future.”

The funding will support nine leading-edge green infrastructure projects, seven of which are in Mississauga. The remaining two projects are in Halton Hills and Caledon.

Conservation authorities work in partnership with municipalities to protect people and property through flood warning, guiding development and implementing green technologies. CVC has been working for more than 50 years with municipalities and public stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural features of the Credit River area.

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INFORMATION CONTACT:

Christine Zimmer, M.Sc. (Eng.) P.Eng.

Manager, Protection and Restoration

Credit Valley Conservation

905-670-1615 ext. 229

[email protected]

MEDIA CONTACT:

Marta Marychuk

Acting Supervisor, Communications

Credit Valley Conservation

905-670-1615 ext. 224

[email protected]

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