Town one of 72 municipalities chosen for Ottawa initiative.
The Town of Stony Plain is set to receive $175,000 in federal funding through Ottawa's Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, otherwise known as MCIP.
The aim of MCIP is to encourage cities and towns across the country to prepare for the impact of climate change through investment in local infrastructure works, with all MCIP funding totalling $75 million dollars over the next five years. In Stony Plain's case, the money will be used to enhance management of and make improvements to the town's storm water pond.
"A well-designed and maintained storm water pond helps reduce the amount of pollutants that reach our waterways and also provides a habitat for vegetation and wildlife," says Stony Plain Mayor William Choy in a release.
The storm water pond also helps protect water quality through the collection and treatment of storm water run off and is a deterrent against flooding.