Water connection news imminent
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.