A funding announcement took place today which will translate into long-needed storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main improvements for King Street in L’Orignal.

Upgrades totalling $3,749,660 will take place to improve wastewater and storm water management systems and better protect local waterways for the residents of Champlain Township. The Government of Canada is investing $1,223,532 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing approximately $1,019,508. Champlain Township is contributing $830,947 and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell is providing $375,673.

Today, Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Jim McDonell, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Member of Provincial Parliament for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Stéphane Sarrazin, Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell; and His Worship Normand Riopel, Mayor of Champlain Township announced funding for new water and wastewater infrastructure on King Street.

The project involves the construction of 450 metres of new storm sewer and the replacement of an additional 250 metres of undersized storm sewer. The work will also involve the installation of 450 metres of watermain and relining 450 metres of sanitary sewer. New fixtures on King Street will include fire hydrants, valves, manholes, and catch basins for storm water run-off.

All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when they need it the most.

The construction start-date was not announced, nor was the length of time that the street will be under construction.