Armstrong sewer upgrades on tap

Armstrong sewer upgrades on tap

Armstrong will apply for funds from a new federal/provincial funding program to possibly upgrade the Adair Street sewer treatment plant

The City of Armstrong will apply for funds from a new federal/provincial funding program to possibly upgrade the Adair Street sewer treatment plant.

Staff will apply for funds from the new Clean Water and Wastewater Fund grant program, which sees approved projects receive a maximum 50 per cent funding from Ottawa and 33 per cent from the province.

“Some of the components of the proposed treatment plant rehabilitation project would suit this program,” said Coun. Shirley Fowler.

The estimated cost for three components – headwork screen replacement, flow measurement equipment and composite samplers and the replacement of the Adair Street generator – would cost approximately $633,000.

If the city’s application is successful, the maximum amount of grant funding would be $525,000, meaning the city’s portion would be $108,00, funded from its sewer reserve.

“This is a great opportunity,” said Mayor Chris Pieper. “If we apply and are successful, great. If not, we can reapply.”