ST-EUGENE, ONT. — The Village of St-Eugene, Ont. is receiving government funding to improve the condition and performance of its storm sewer system, which will help to prevent backups in basements and flooding of private septic systems.
The project involves the replacement of about one kilometre of storm sewer and 45 catch basins with sumps, indicates a release, adding 200 metres of mountable curb will be added on Fatima Street and 200 metres of sidewalks will be replaced and extended on Labrosse Street.
The Government of Canada is investing $516,512 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan; the Government of Ontario is providing $430,383. East Hawkesbury is contributing $191,238 and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell is providing $153,146.
“The United Counties of Prescott and Russell appreciates the financial support from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario in improving the infrastructure in our region, as well as the opportunity to collaborate as a funding partner on such important initiatives,” said Stephane Sarrazin, warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, in a statement. “The improvement of our storm sewer systems is critical to our residents’ ability to work, live and prosper here in Prescott and Russell.”