Wa­ter connection news im­mi­nent

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BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff It looks like South Glen­garry may fi­nally be get­ting an an­swer soon from the City of Corn­wall re­gard­ing its re­quest for mu­nic­i­pal wa­ter and wastew­a­ter ser­vices on Bound­ary Road.

“We’re hop­ing to get that in the next week or two...We’ll know what the an­swer to that is?” South Glen­garry Mayor Frank Prevost asked town­ship gen­eral man­ager of in­fra­struc­ture ser­vices Ewen Mac­Don­ald dur­ing the ‘Un­fin­ished Busi­ness’ por­tion of the April 1 reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing.

Mr. Mac­Don­ald replied that he is an­tic­i­pat­ing a re­ply from the city within that time­frame.

In a brief synopsis on the matter in­cluded as part of the agenda pack­age for the re­cent meet­ing, Mr. Mac­Don­ald states that the town­ship is “await­ing re­sponse from the City on com­ments that we sub­mit­ted for the draft (ser­vic­ing) agree­ment.”

The draft agree­ment was com­pleted in the spring of 2017. South Glen­garry has been seek­ing to pro­cure wa­ter and wastew­a­ter ser­vices along its seg­ment of Bound­ary Road – the east side – from Ty­otown Road, north to High­way 401, for sev­eral years.

The town­ship feels that the ser­vices are essential for fur­ther eco­nomic growth in that corner of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

The es­ti­mated cost for the ex­ten­sion of those ser­vices is ap­prox­i­mately $4 mil­lion, with South Glen­garry pick­ing up the en­tire tab.

The town­ship’s re­quest is for 1,200 cu­bic metres of wa­ter per day – be­tween two and 2.4 per cent of the Corn­wall wa­ter plant’s daily ca­pac­ity.

If the project goes through, it may take up to three or four years be­fore the re­quired in­fra­struc­ture is in place and the sys­tem is op­er­a­tional.

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