Grant for Water Treatment plant announced
Friday, Orford MNA Pierre Reid announced, on behalf of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Regions, Laurent Lessard, that the Regie intermunicipale des eaux Massawippi (RIEM) would receive financial support in the amount of $6,510,414 to bring
During the recent ETSB Council of Commissioners’ meeting which was held on May 22nd, changes in administration at the local schools was announced. Most notable among the changes will be the departure of Elaine Baylis-Creary from Sunnyside Elementary School. The principal of the school for over ten years, Mrs. Baylis Creary will take over her new position as principal of Princess Elizabeth Elementary School, in Magog, and North Hatley Elementary School on July 1st, 2012. Taking over as principal of Sunnyside is Steve Weary who is now the principal of Ayer’s Cliff Elementary and North Hatley Elementary. He will continue as principal of ACES.
Randolph MacLean will take over the position of principal at Alexander Galt High School from Serge Beliveau and Galt viceprincipal Chris Morgan will be the new principal of Butler Elementary School and Farnham Elementary. James Lemaitre will be the new vice-principal at Galt. Luc Rodrigue was appointed the new Centre Director of the Lennoxville Vocational Training Centre.
Because of declining enrollment, the position of vice-principal was abolished at Richmond Regional High school.
up up to to standard standard the the water water treatment treatment and and supply supply sys- system tem serving serving the the residents residents of of the the Village Village of of North North Hatley Hatley and and Hatley Hatley Township. Township. The The money money is is com- coming ing from from the the Programme Programme d’infrastructures d’infrastructures Quebec-Municipalites Municipalites (PIQM). The project submitted by the RIEM is for the reconstruction of the water intake of Lake Massawippi, a water pumping station as well as an addition of water pipelines to the site of the existing reservoir in North Hatley. The project also includes the construction of a water treatment plant with a filtration and disinfection system, the installation of a treated water reservoir, a high pressure pumping system, a water line to connect the treatment plant to the water system, and a sewer water line to bring the treatment plant’s waste water to the domestic sewer network.
The project also includes the construction of an over-
pressure pressure post post in in the the Village Village of of North North Hatley Hatley and and the the installation installation of of a a water water pipe pipe in in the the Hatley Hatley Acres Acres sector sector of of Hatley Hatley Township. Township. This This work work will will bring bring the the RIEM RIEM to to conformity conformity with with the the Règlement Règlement sur sur la la qualité qualité de de l’eau l’eau potable potable (RQEP) (RQEP) and and the the regulatory regulatory require- requirements ments of of the the ministère ministère du du Développement Développement durable, durable, de de l’Environnement l’Environnement et et des des
Parcs Parcs (MDDEP). Michael Page, the president of the RIEM and the mayor of North Hatley, was very pleased with the Quebec government’s support to realize this project that will allow the concerned municipalities to renew their infrastructures and offer essential services to their community.
“I worked closely with the mayors of North Hatley and the Canton de Hatley to find a long-term solution to the potable water problem. Our government has decided to help the municipalities in a tangible and lasting way to improve their community equipment to give to the citizens of the region and of Quebec permanent, indispensable infrastructures to improve and maintain our quality of life,” commented Mr. Reid.
“Our government is proud to participate in this water infrastructure project. These interventions guarantee an essential service to the community and provide quality drinking water in sufficient quantity for the population. Our interventions aim to ensure their well-being by guaranteeing quality public services that preserve the environment, always with the perspective of sustainable development,” commented Minister Lessard.
The realisation of this project calls for a maximum investment of $9,381,000. The contribution of the Quebec government is now at $6,510,414 while the contribution of the RIEM is $2,870,586.
Hatley Township mayor Pierre Levac, North Hatley mayor Michael Page and Orford MNA Pierre Reid (l. to r.) celebrate after the announcement of funding for the water treatment plant in North Hatley.