Upgrade of city drinking water plants - Montréal invests in the Pierrefonds drinking water plant

    MONTREAL, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Sammy Forcillo, member of the
executive committee responsible for infrastructures, roads and water
management, and Mrs. Monique Worth, Mayor of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough,
announced major modernization work at the Pierrefonds drinking water plant,
including a new potable water tank. "Montréal is committed to its residents
and continues the implementation of its strategic plan aimed at renewing
waterworks and sewer systems," said Mr. Forcillo.
    The Tremblay-Zampino administration plans to upgrade all city drinking
water plants over the next few years. "This necessary project represents a
major challenge as part of the program to upgrade drinking water production
plants on the Island of Montréal. These upgrades will enable the city to meet
new government standards relating to drinking water quality, improve
reliability at our facilities, as well as supply to residents in Pierrefonds
and the West Island," added Mr. Forcillo.
    The upgrade includes a new, 9,000 m3 underground tank with a
high-pressure pumping station, relocating pipes, above-ground developments and
related work. Phases to come will include major work inside the existing
plant, involving the treatment sequence. The upgrade is scheduled to start in
the beginning of 2008 and last for more than 12 months.
    The upgrade at the Pierrefonds plant is excellent news for borough
residents. Plant capacity will increase with the introduction of improved,
high-tech equipment. I am pleased that Montréal is investing in our
waterworks, which will improve our borough's drinking-water supply and
development," said Mr. Monique Worth, Mayor of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro
    The cost of the upgrade is included in the borough's Three-Year Capital
Works Program - 2008-2010.

For further information:

For further information: Chantale Potvin, Chargée de communication,
Service des communications et des relations avec les citoyens, (514) 872-8246;
Source: Bernard Larin, Attaché de presse, Cabinet du maire et du comité
exécutif, (514) 872-9998

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