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February 14, 2002
Federal government partners with the City to fight water pollution
Environment Canada announced that the City of Toronto has been awarded a total
of $470,000 in funding from the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund. The aim of
the Fund is to restore the remaining 16 Canadian Areas of Concern (AOCs). The
five-year, $30 million fund is an integral component of the Great Lakes Basin
2020 Action Plan.

The four City of Toronto projects approved for funding are:

i) The Wet Weather Flow Management Master Plan ($300,000) - For the development
of a City-wide strategy to prevent, control and reduce the environmental
impacts of combined sewer overflows and stormwater runoff.

ii) Implementation of the Humber Creek Subwatershed Restoration Plan ($100,000)
- For the restoration of a 900 metre reach of Humber Creek within Alex
Marchetti Park using natural channel design principles.

iii) The Humber Creek Industrial Outreach Program ($20,000) - For development
of an industrial community outreach program within the Humber Creek
subwatershed, aimed at preventing chemical spills to Humber Creek.

iv) High-Rate Combined Sewer Overflow/Stormwater Treatment Project ($50,000) -
For the evaluation of a new technology, which if successful, could
significantly reduce the cost of treatment for combined sewer overflows and
stormwater discharges.

The newly-appointed City of Toronto Water Advocate, Councillor Irene Jones,
commented, "I'm pleased that the Federal Government is prepared to financially
support the City of Toronto's efforts to help clean up Lake Ontario."

For more information on these projects go to:

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