Media Release - April 30, 2022 Lucknow Standpipe

For Immediate Release
April 30th, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Huron-Kinloss Receives Investing in Canada Infrastructure Green Stream Funding for Lucknow Standpipe

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HURON-KINLOSS, ON: After more than a decade of planning for the replacement of the Lucknow Standpipe, the Township of Huron-Kinloss was presented with funding from Huron-Bruce M.P.P. Lisa Thompson on Monday, April 25th from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Green Stream.

A presentation for funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Green Stream for the Lucknow Standpipe.

From left: John Yungblut, Director of Public Works for the Township of Huron-Kinloss; Jodi MacArthur, Treasurer for the Township of Huron-Kinloss; Mitch Twolan, Mayor for the Township of Huron-Kinloss; Lisa Thompson, M.P.P. Huron-Bruce; Mary Rose Walden, C.A.O. for the Township of Huron-Kinloss; Don Murray, Deputy Mayor for the Township of Huron-Kinloss.

The Township has been preparing for the eventual replacement of the standpipe, investing in the necessary engineering and design work to bring the project to a “shovel ready” state, so the funding announcement gives the project the “green light” they’ve been waiting for.

With $1.9 million in federal funds, another $1.5 million from the province, and the remaining funds to be provided by the Township itself, this essential infrastructure project includes:

  • approximately 225 metres of watermain replacement;
  • construction of a new, elevated water storage facility;
  • demolition of the existing standpipe.

“This is a huge investment in the future of Lucknow,” says Huron-Kinloss Mayor Mitch Twolan. “Funding streams for this type of project are always heavily applied to by communities, so it’s nice to see all the preliminary work that has been done on this project coming full circle.”

Thompson also commented on the excitement of moving forward with such a significant project. “The construction of a new water tower is great news for Lucknow. This investment will improve the reliability and capacity of water for residents and the province of Ontario is proud to partner with federal and municipal governments to make it happen through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Green Stream program.”

Once complete, the project will improve access to potable water and increase the safety and durability of water storage infrastructure for Lucknow.

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure is a cooperative initiative between the federal government and the Province of Ontario that provides long-term, stable funding designed to help build strong, dynamic, and inclusive communities that improve the quality of life for citizens. The Green Infrastructure stream specifically supports infrastructure projects focused on climate change and disaster mitigation, as well as those focused on improving environmental quality.


For more information:
Township of Huron-Kinloss