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Funding pushes water wastewater project forward

Council approved a bylaw Tuesday night that acknowledges a $995,391 transfer payment by the Clean Water & Wastewater Fund (CWWF).

The application had been submitted last fall for the Picton Heights watermain to reservoir new construction program on Church Street in Picton.

The CWWF is a federal program designed to accelerate short-term community investments related to drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure.

The County received the maximum benefit it was eligible for. Municipalities could request up to 75 per cent of a project’s total cost. The funding allocation includes both a federal (50 per cent) and a provincial (25 per cent) cost-sharing component.

The project involves the installation of 1.2km of new watermain along Church Street in the road right-of-way and upsizing 600m of existing 250mm diameter watermains to the reservoir. The line services approximately 2,400 customers and about 6,500 residents.

The supply and distribution lines for the Picton Heights Reservoir, which feeds Picton and Bloomfield, are from the 1950s and in need of replacement.

The project was to be completed in 2018/19 but with the funding was moved up to 2017/18. The new line also allows for future water servicing of the Loch Sloy Industrial Park and the Craig property (formerly Prince Edward Heights).

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