20-YEAR PLAN TO IMPROVE WA­TER TREATMENT PLANT

Tribune Express - - ACTUALITES/NEWS - ALEXIA MARSILLO alexia.marsillo@eap.on.ca

The Wa­ter Treatment Plant 20-Year Stra­te­gic Plan was re­cent­ly pre­sen­ted at the Haw­kes­bu­ry mu­ni­ci­pal coun­cil.

The stu­dy’s pur­pose was to as­sess what im­pro­ve­ments need to be made to the wa­ter treatment plant, in the next 20 years, to get it up to par. The stu­dy, which was com­ple­ted by J.L. Ri­chards, pro­vi­ded a his­to­ry of the wa­ter treatment plant, an eva­lua­tion of the plant, and most im­por­tant­ly a 20-year ti­me­line to make all the ne­ces­sa­ry im­pro­ve­ments to the plant. A rough es­ti­mate of 17.85 mil­lion dol­lars was cal­cu­la­ted to co­ver all the es­sen­tial work, over the 20-year per­iod.

Some of the work in­cludes im­pro­ve­ments to the fil­ter and ba­ck­wash sys­tem and up­grades to raw wa­ter sup­ply cla­ri­fiers, and to the che­mi­cal sto­rage and feed sys­tems. This pro­ject is made pos­sible by UIF $MFBO 8BUFS BOE 8BTUFXBUFS 'VOE B CJMBUFSBM BHSFFNFOU CFUXFFO UIF 'FEFSBM go­vern­ment and the pro­vince of On­ta­rio.

In the end, the fe­de­ral go­vern­ment will fi­nance 50 per cent of the pro­ject, while the pro­vin­cial go­vern­ment will fund 25 per cent. This leads the Town of Haw­kes­bu­ry to bud­get for the re­mai­ning 25 per cent. The wa­ter treatment plant was es­ta­bli­shed in 1953 and its last ma­jor up­grade was in 1996. Other up­grades, such as to the con­trol sys­tem and the me­ters, were made in 2002, while che­mi­cal sto­rage and feed sys­tem up­grades were made from 2004 to 2016.

—pho­to Alexia Marsillo

Le plan stra­té­gique de 20 ans de l’usine de trai­te­ment d’eau a été pré­sen­té au con­seil mu­ni­ci­pal de Haw­kes­bu­ry. L’étude a été réa­li­sée dans le but d’éva­luer les amé­lio­ra­tions que la Ville doit ap­por­ter à l’usine de trai­te­ment des eaux au cours des 20 pro­chaines an­nées pour la mettre à ni­veau. Une es­ti­ma­tion ap­proxi­ma­tive de 17,85 mil­lions de dol­lars a été cal­cu­lée pour cou­vrir l’en­semble des tra­vaux es­sen­tiels, sur une pé­riode de 20 ans. Le gou­ver­ne­ment fé­dé­ral fi­nan­ce­ra 50 % du pro­jet, tan­dis que le gou­ver­ne­ment pro­vin­cial en fi­nan­ce­ra 25 %

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