Coat­i­cook’s new wa­ter treat­ment plant open for in­spec­tion

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In 2014, the con­struc­tion of the new wa­ter treat­ment plant, named the Sta­tion de traite­ment de l’eau potable Mar­cel-Benoit, to re­place the Cut­ting Reser­voir be­gan. The aim was to build a ser­vice build­ing to house all the wa­ter treat­ment equip­ment and add a pump­ing sta­tion, an ar­senic treat­ment sys­tem and a dis­in­fec­tion sys­tem. To that the town added a wa­ter soft­en­ing sys­tem.

It was the big­gest and most costly project that the town of Coat­i­cook has ever com­pleted; $7.4 mil­lion was in­vested. The min­istry of Af­faires mu­nic­i­pales, des Ré­gions et de l’Oc­cu­pa­tion du ter­ri­toire in­jected $3.7 mil­lion into the project. “We are very happy that the Que­bec gov­ern­ment sup­ported us in this big project and we thank them. With­out that sup­port it would have been dif­fi­cult to com­plete this project,” said Bertrand Lamoureux, mayor of Coat­i­cook.

In the fall of 2015, the Mar­cel-Benoit treat­ment sta­tion went into ser­vice. Next Thurs­day, Novem­ber 5th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the pub­lic is in­vited to visit the new fa­cil­ity that pro­vides potable wa­ter to 6,400 peo­ple.

Fol­low­ing the ad­vice of the Comité de to­ponymie, the town’s coun­cil de­cided to name the sta­tion af­ter Mar­cel Benoit who oc­cu­pied the head post at Coat­i­cook Hy­dro for more than forty years and was a town coun­cil­lor af­ter he re­tired. He died in 2005.

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