Wastewater upgrade for Westport

The villagescape of Westport, Ont. (ExploreWestport.com via Newswatch Group)

WESTPORT – Christmas has come a few weeks early for Westport.

Ontario Infrastructure Miniater Bob Chirelli was joined by Mayor Robin Jones in the village this morning at the town hall to deliver nearly $2.2 million in senior government funding for water and sewer infrastructure.

The federal government is providing $1.45 million while the Ontario government is putting in $725,000 toward the $2.9 million project.

The Village of Westport will fund the balance of $725,000.

The Canada-Ontario government investment is part of the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, signed in 2016.

More specifically about the project, the village will have a large underground disposal system in the village to treat and manage sewage. It will be controlled by a computerized system, which will also collect sewage data.

Work on the new wastewater system started in late July 2017 on the site off County Road 10.

“I would like to thank both orders of government for stepping up to help address the needs of my community and following through in such a positive, timely way,” Jones said.

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