Corn­wall breaks ground on wa­ter im­prove­ment project

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The City of Corn­wall re­cently held an of­fi­cial cer­e­mony to break ground for the in­stal­la­tion of wa­ter­mains un­der Toll­gate Road West. Guy Lau­zon, MP for Stor­mont-Dun­das-South Glen­garry; Jim Brownell, MPP for Stor­mont-Dun­das- South Glen­garry; and Bob Kil­ger, Mayor of the City of Corn­wall, are pleased to see this im­por­tant in­fra­struc­ture project get un­der­way.

This project will in­volve the construction of a watermain un­der Toll­gate Road West to pro­vide mu­nic­i­pal wa­ter ser­vices to 28 house­holds, a small com­mer­cial op­er­a­tion and a for­mer pub­lic school build­ing. The gov­ern­ments of Canada and On­tario have each com­mit­ted up to $ 285,000 to the project. The City of Corn­wall and ben­e­fit­ting landown­ers will con­trib­ute the bal­ance of the to­tal el­i­gi­ble project cost of up to $ 855,000.

“ Ev­ery com­mu­nity de­serves a re­li­able source of potable wa­ter,” said MP Lau­zon. “ Th­ese im­prove­ments to Corn­wall's wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture will help bring a safe, de­pend­able wa­ter sup­ply to the city’s last res­i­den­tial area re­ly­ing on wells.”

“ This in­vest­ment will en­sure that the res­i­dents of Corn­wall have safe, clean drink­ing wa­ter ev­ery time they turn on their taps,” said MPP Brownell. “ Projects like this one help to build strong com­mu­ni­ties, a strong econ­omy and a healthy en­vi­ron­ment in On­tario.”

“ We are grate­ful to the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments for their in­vest­ments in our lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture projects,” said Mayor Kil­ger. “ The new watermain will strengthen the wa­ter dis­tri­bu­tion net- work and pro­vide res­i­dents of Toll­gate Road and Mo­hawk Drive with clean drink­ing wa­ter and im­proved fire pro­tec­tion.”

This project is one of 290 across the prov­ince that will break ground thanks to a joint fed­eral-pro­vin­cial in­vest­ment of over $ 685 mil­lion un­der the first in­take of the Build­ing Canada Fund Com­mu­ni­ties Com­po­nent. To­gether with funded ap­pli­cant con­tri­bu­tions, the to­tal in­vest­ment in lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments in On­tario ex­ceeds $ 1 bil­lion. Dur­ing th­ese chal­leng­ing eco­nomic times the gov­ern­ments of Canada and On­tario have taken steps to get shov­els in the ground and money to tar­geted in­fra­struc­ture projects faster, to take ad­van­tage of the 2009 and 2010 construction sea­sons.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture, please visit www. bc­fontario. ca.

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