WEST ELGIN, ONT. – The Municipality of West Elgin, Ont. is getting joint federal and provincial funding for improvements to the Rodney Wastewater Treatment Plant which include the rehabilitation of a secondary clarifier, the replacement of a storage tank and upgrades to the lagoon decant system.
The Government of Canada is investing $942,000 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan, with the Government of Ontario contributing over $784,000 and the Municipality of West Elgin contributing over $628,000.
The upgrades will improve the reliability and effectiveness of the wastewater treatment process, extending the facility’s performance lifespan, reducing future maintenance costs and ensuring area residents have efficient wastewater services while also protecting local waterways, indicates a release.
“West Elgin is proud to partner with the federal and provincial governments to upgrade the Rodney Wastewater Treatment Plant,” said Duncan McPhail, mayor of West Elgin, in a statement. “This funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will allow for the first major updates to the plant since it was built, extending its lifespan and ensuring West Elgin Residents have efficient wastewater services for years to come.”