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City of Cornwall

City of Cornwall
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

November 28, 2014 13:30 ET

Cornwall Benefits From Improved Wastewater Treatment

CORNWALL, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 28, 2014) - Families and businesses in Cornwall are benefitting from up-to-date wastewater infrastructure now that significant upgrades to the Cornwall Wastewater Treatment Plant are complete. Representatives from the federal, provincial and municipal governments gathered on site today to mark the occasion.

After two years of construction, the plant now provides a higher level of wastewater disinfection through the use of ultraviolet technology and advanced sludge thickening, filtering and screening processes. Plant upgrades have also increased the facility's treatment capacity.

This project ensures the health and safety of local residents while helping to protect the surrounding environment by providing improved wastewater effluent and reducing the incidents of sewer overflows that are discharged into the St. Lawrence River.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed $18,500,000 to this project through the Green Infrastructure Fund.
  • The Government of Ontario contributed $18,500,000 to this project through the Green Infrastructure Fund.
  • The City of Cornwall provided the remaining $18,500,000 of the total project cost of $55,500,000

Quotes

"Effective wastewater systems deliver numerous benefits for our communities and our environment. They ensure the health and well-being of our residents, safeguard our waterways, and preserve our ecosystems. Our Government is pleased to have contributed to this important initiative that is creating jobs and economic growth here in the Cornwall region, while helping to protect the St. Lawrence River."

Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont - Dundas - South Glengarry

"Our government continues building Ontario up by enhancing economic growth and addressing critical infrastructure needs with long-term strategic investments. The fully upgraded plant will not only protect the environment, but will also ensure the health and safety of residents in Cornwall today, and for generations to come."

Grant Crack, Member of Provincial Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

"The upgrade of the Cornwall Wastewater Treatment Plant represents the largest construction project ever undertaken by the City of Cornwall. In addition to the numerous environmental benefits, this project also places Cornwall in a strong position for future growth and expansion."

His Worship Bob Kilger, Mayor of the City of Cornwall

Associated Links

To learn more about the Green Infrastructure Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/gif-fiv-eng.html

Read Building Together: Ontario's long-term infrastructure plan

For additional information on the Wastewater Treatment Plant, please visit the Environment section of the City website at www.Cornwall.ca.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan visit: www.eap.gc.ca/

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1848

    Bryan Bossin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Agriculture,
    Food and Rural Affairs of Ontario
    416-326-3069

    Morris McCormick
    Division Manager, Environmental Services
    City of Cornwall
    613-930-2787 ext. 2582
    mmcormick@cornwall.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca
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