The provincial government is going to foot part of the bill for some upgrades to the water system in Barry’s Bay.
Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski has announced that several water infrastructure projects across the riding will get a $7 million dollar boost from the Green Stream Program.
Part of the work done in Madawaska Valley would be to replace the roof of the water treatment plant, and add some upgrades to the Barry’s Bay water tower, such as access ladders and upgrades to the water tower’s metering chamber. Money has also been set aside for an inspection of the water tower itself. The province will pay just under $94,000 of the $281,000 project.
Other water projects include upgrading water treatment monitoring technology in Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards. Upgrades and improvements will also be made to the water systems in Renfrew, Pembroke, Deep River, Arnprior, Laurentian Valley and Whitewater Region.
The province will also pay over $900,000 to construct a communal water treatment system for the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. The $5 million project will replace the system of individual groundwater wells with a river intake, water treatment plant, a reservoir and a distribution system.
MPP Yakabuski says these projects will ensure a clean, sustainable future for the County, and will have a major impact on the health and safety of residents.