Champlain Township receives $2 million water infrastructure projects

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The federal and provincial governments are funding new water and wastewater projects in Champlain Township.

More than $2.2 million will pay for systems to protect local waterways. The Government of Canada is contribution $1.2 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing approximately $1 million and the remainder of the cost will be paid by: Champlain Township, $830,947 and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, $375,673.

“Investments in essential public infrastructure are vital to building healthy and resilient communities. These important upgrades to wastewater and storm water management systems will help keep the residents of l’Orignal safe and healthy while better protecting the environment,” said Francis Drouin, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

The project involves the construction of 450 metres of new storm sewer and the replacement of an additional 250 metres of undersized storm sewer. Work will also include the installation of 450 metres of watermain and relining 450 metres of sanitary sewer. New fixtures on King Street will include fire hydrants, valves, manholes, and catch basins for storm water run-off.

“The improvement of wastewater and storm water management systems is essential to our residents’ ability to work and reside here, and this protection of our local waterways is a critical upgrade to our region,” said Prescott and Russell Warden Stephane Sarrazin.


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