Brooke-Alvinston Benefits From Increased Investment In Water Project



    ALVINSTON, ON, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Residents of Brooke-Alvinston will benefit
from cleaner, safer drinking water through an increased investment under the
Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program. Bev Shipley, MP for
Lambton-Kent-Middlesex; Maria Van Bommel, MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex; and
Don McGugan, Mayor of the Township of Brooke-Alvinston, made the announcement
today.
    As a result of an increase in eligible project costs for constructing a
transmission main to connect the water system, the governments of Canada and
Ontario are each contributing up to $641,553 to the project. This represents a
total combined federal-provincial increase of $128,256. The Township of
Brooke-Alvinston is investing the remaining one third of the project's total
eligible cost of $1,924,658.
    The Township of Brooke-Alvinston constructed an 18-kilometre transmission
main to connect the water system in Alvinston to the East Lambton Water
System. The project also included the decommissioning of the Alvinston Water
Treatment Plant and converting it to a pumping/storage/disinfection facility.
    The upgrades are required to bring the municipal water system into
compliance with the Ontario Drinking Water Systems Regulation and improve the
overall quality of life in the Township of Brooke-Alvinston. "Green" municipal
infrastructure is a priority for the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program.
    "The Government of Canada is committed to supporting local infrastructure
priorities," said MP Shipley. "I am pleased to announce this increased funding
in the Township of Brooke-Alvinston, which will help ensure this community
remains a healthy place to live and work."
    "The McGuinty government is pleased to be helping the municipality
provide water system and infrastructure improvements to the residents of
Brooke-Alvinston," said MPP Van Bommel. "We are pleased to see that the
federal government is providing its share of funding for projects that help
build strong and prosperous rural communities."
    "The additional funding for our water project is appreciated," said Mayor
McGugan. "We are pleased to be working with our partners on this initiative."
    This is one of a series of matching federal and provincial investments to
help municipalities protect the health and safety of their residents through
essential infrastructure projects totalling more than $1.3 billion to date in
Ontario.

    For more information visit: www.ic.gc.ca/coip-pico

    Project Reference Number: 893 6436

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For further information:

For further information: Don McGugan, Mayor, Township of
Brooke-Alvinston, (519) 898-2173; Brent Ross, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Affairs, (416) 326-9342; Kerri Dunning, Industry Canada, (416)
952-0457

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