the need for clean water is pretty much a given. Just look at what China is into with their big beast they need to tackle. The water treatment there is in dire need and they are reportedly investing a large sum to get this started. Anyway, I'm not concerned as I see the market as being there for H2O and now they can get to the sales backlog in a timely manner.
Funding from the Government of Quebec comes from the Plan québécois des instructures, which has a budget of over $44.18 billion for the period of 2011 to 2016.
The provincial Programme d'infrastructures Québec-Municipalités (PIQM) offers government funding to all Quebec municipalities for the undertaking of projects which are essential for the development and well-being of communities, including the repair, replacement or rehabilitation of infrastructure related to aqueducts, sewers and drinking water treatment.
The Gas Tax Fund provides stable, long term funding to Canadian municipalities to help them build and revitalize public infrastructure that achieves positive environmental results. In December 2011, the Government of Canada passed legislation to make this fund a permanent annual transfer of $2 billion. Each year, the province of Quebec receives close to $464 million for municipal public infrastructure and transit infrastructure.
The objective of the federal-provincial agreement on the transfer of a portion of federal gasoline tax revenues signed by Quebec and Canada is to provide funding for the renewal of municipal and local infrastructure focusing on sustainable development, in particular in relation to drinking water, wastewater, local roads and public transit. From 2005 to 2010, Quebec municipalities received $1.15 billion from the Gas Tax Fund, in addition to a contribution from the Quebec government amounting to $475.7 million. The Canada-Quebec agreement, extended in 2009, provides for a further $1.85 billion in Government of Canada support from 2010 to 2014. With the addition of Quebec's contribution of over $907 million, total funding will amount to $2.76 billion. To date, the Government of Canada has invested over $10 billion in Canada's municipal infrastructure through the Gas Tax Fund alone.