Government of Ontario: Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program
Part 3

On August 16, 2010 the government launched the third phase of the Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program (OSWAP-3) to provide up to $50 million in merit-based capital assistance to help small communities improve water conservation and make
water and wastewater systems more efficient.

OSWAP-3 is a competitive grant initiative. Municipalities and Local Services Boards (LSBs) are eligible to apply for OSWAP-3
funding if they own:

Please see the guidebook for more details.

Each eligible municipality is entitled to submit only one application per intake. Applications for the first intake must be submitted by February 15, 2011 and applications for the second intake must be submitted by February 15, 2012. An application will normally consist of one project. However, if projects are related to each other, an application may include more than one project. Please fill in all fields on this form that apply to your community and proposed project(s).

I. Municipality/LSB Contact Information







Mailing Address










II. Population Served Information

To the best of your knowledge, please answer the following questions regarding your municipality's/LSB's residential drinking water and wastewater systems.

Drinking Water Systems

Indicate in the chart below:

  1. How many municipal residential drinking water systems your community owns by filling in the name of each system.
  2. How many residential customers (people) are served by each of these drinking water systems. Note: this is not the number of service connections (see guidebook).
Name of System People Served

If you require additional space please attach a separate sheet.

Wastewater Systems

Indicate in the chart below:

  1. How many municipal residential wastewater systems your community owns by filling in the name of each system.
  2. How many residential customers (people) are served by each of these wastewater systems. Note: this is not the number of service connections (see guidebook).
Name of System People Served

If you require additional space please attach a separate sheet.

III. Project Information







Has the project tender been awarded?

  

 

Has construction started?

  

 

Project Location

Address








Do you intend to upload an electronic copy of the
Project Site Map with your application?

  

 


IV. Project Feasibility and Merit










V. Municipal Residential Drinking Water System(s) Information

Use the table below to indicate how the proposed project will achieve the improvements in water conservation documented above.

Conservation

Information Type Year 2009 Projected Future Result* with Implementation of Proposed Project Time Period
Treated Water
Treated Water lost due to Leakage
Percentage of residential customers that are individually metered
Percentage of Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) customers that are individually metered
Other

* Use a timeframe between 1 and 20 years (choose period that is suitable) to show the benefit the project will achieve. Indicate period chosen beside projected future result.

Efficiency

Use the table below to indicate how the proposed project will achieve the improvements in efficiency documented above.

Information Type Year 2009 Projected Future Result* with Implementation of Proposed Project Time Period
Cost to operate drinking water system(s)
Number of years until next required expansion of drinking water system(s)
Percentage of capacity of drinking water system(s) utilized
Other

* Use a timeframe between 1 and 20 years (choose period that is suitable) to show the benefit the project will achieve. Indicate period chosen beside projected future result.

VI. Municipal Residential Wastewater System(s) Information

Use the table below to indicate how the proposed project will achieve the improvements in water conservation documented above.

Conservation

Information Type Year 2009 Projected Future Result* with Implementation of Proposed Project Time Period
Treated Wastewater
Other

* Use a timeframe between 1 and 20 years (choose period that is suitable) to show the benefit the project will achieve. Indicate period chosen beside projected future result.

Efficiency

Use the table below to indicate how the proposed project will achieve the improvements in efficiency documented above.

Information Type Year 2009 Projected Future Result* with Implementation of Proposed Project Time Period
Cost to operate wastewater system(s)
Number of years until next required expansion of wastewater system(s)
Percentage of capacity of wastewater system(s) utilized
Other

* Use a timeframe between 1 and 20 years (choose period that is suitable) to show the benefit the project will achieve. Indicate time period chosen in the column beside the projected future result.

VII. Collaboration


Applicants must attach a council resolution or other approved documentation as proof of the above.

VIII. Financial Information


Project Costs
Eligible Costs







Other Eligible Costs





Ineligible Costs (include HST in cost)




Other Ineligible Costs






The Province will provide two-thirds of the funding for successful projects. The community that makes the application provides the remaining one-third of funds needed for the project. Please indicate the cost break-out in the table below.

Proposed Financing of Net Eligible Cost
Fiscal Year
(April 1 to March 31)
Municipal Source(s)
($)
Provincial (OSWAP-3)
($)
Other
($)
Total
($)
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
Total
% of Costs

Special consideration for additional funding beyond the two-thirds provincial share can be requested by applicants with exceptional circumstances. The applicant must attach a written request and financial rationale for special consideration with this application to be considered for additional funding.

Indicate the official who has verified that these project cost estimates are accurate, as well as the date that the estimates were verified.



Other Project Financing

Does this project have multiple components?

  

 

Is funding being sought for all components?

  

 

Will the project require the borrowing of funds?

  


If yes, state below:




Will the project serve commercial operations?   
Does the applicant have a plan to fund, operate, and
maintain the asset (i.e., project funding is being
sought for) over its lifecycle?

  

 




IX. Declaration

Each application must be accompanied by a declaration certifying that the information in the application is factually accurate.

For a municipality the declaration can be made by a resolution by council or certification from a Treasurer.

For an LSB the declaration must be made by a board member and the secretary, supported by a by-law.

I certify that the above information is complete and accurate. I have authority to bind the municipality/Local Services Board.



If submitting an electronic copy of the resolution or by-law, please attach this document to the application.

X. Submission

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on February 15, 2011.

Questions? Call 1 888 588-4111 or send an email to oswap@ontario.ca

Internet Address:
http://www.ontario.ca/OSWAP

Mailing address:
OSWAP Secretariat
c/o Rural Community Development Branch
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West, 4th Floor
Guelph ON  N1G 4Y2

XI. Documents Attached

Descriptive Title File Name