Grant for Water Treat­ment plant an­nounced

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, North Hat­ley


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.

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