GMF envisions a Canada where clean water is accessible – and all water is protected, used and managed efficiently.

We give local governments access to innovative, technically and economically viable environmentally sustainable solutions to their water challenges. By leveraging our funding and training, GMF provides municipalities the means and resources to lead the transition to sustainable Canadian communities.

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What We Fund

  • Stormwater quality improvement in community or municipal projects
  • Water conservation in community or municipal projects
  • Improved wastewater and septic systems

How it can help 

Increase the quality of your community’s wastewater system:

  • Remove contaminants from stormwater runoff
  • Improve effluent quality
  • Reduce potable water use

Benefits

  • Protect local bodies of water
  • Increase quality of drinking water
  • Lower CO2 emissions
  • Reduce operating and maintenance costs
  • Pass savings on to residents
Available Funding
Access funding to help you conserve and improve your water
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Capital project: Wastewater systems

We fund capital projects for innovative wastewater treatment systems. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes protect local bodies of water through improved wastewater treatment.

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Pilot project: Water conservation, municipal project

We fund pilot projects for retrofit initiatives that have the potential to reduce a municipal building’s potable water use by at least 40%. This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes promote water conservation.

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Study: Septic wastewater systems

We fund feasibility studies of initiatives that have the potential to capture and treat all wastewater in a target area to at least secondary treatment standards using septic system technologies.

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Capital project: Stormwater quality, community project

We fund feasibility studies of initiatives that have the potential to capture and treat all wastewater in a target area to at least secondary treatment standards using septic system technologies.

Featured resources
Gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to undertake and execute sustainable water solutions.
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Report: Water management trends in Canadian municipalities

A snapshot of existing and emerging water management trends, best practices and opportunities for innovation.

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Webinar recording: Wastewater best practices, strategies and solutions

This free online workshop is for Canadian municipalities that are upgrading a wastewater treatment facility to comply with new federal regulations.

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Guide: Lessons in planning and designing a wastewater plant upgrade

Learn how to avoid one of the most common mistakes in wastewater plant upgrade projects: insufficient planning and analysis. Part two in a three-part article series.

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Tool: Checklist for a successful wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Follow this checklist based on best practices to help ensure success and address key issues during each phase of your project.

Successful Projects
Read about real-world implementations of municipal sustainable water projects.
Have a question?

Contact our Programs Outreach team for more information on available water funding and eligibility.

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The Green Municipal Fund is a $1 billion program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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