Program Information

Water for Life (W4L)


W4L supports the development of new regional water and wastewater systems which are more cost-effective and/or environmentally desirable than independent systems. 

This initiative is only available for new regional water or wastewater systems or new extensions to existing regional water or wastewater systems. Funding is available to all regional commissions or groups of two or more municipalities (or eligible hamlets) that are eligible for funding under the W4L. Eligible municipalities include groups of cities, towns, villages, summer villages, rural municipalities and Metis settlements. Regional service commissions, municipal partnerships, public- private ventures, municipalities with contracted services to privately owned utilities are all eligible to receive grant funding assistance. Municipalities may utilize any arrangement for project implementation that is desired.
Detailed program information can be found on the website.

Budget 2017-18: $55 million