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TBM receives $3.4M grant to help cover watermain replacement

The project will include the replacement of approximately 3,205 meters of watermain in Thornbury
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The Blue Mountains Town Hall

The Town of The Blue Mountains has received federal and provincial infrastructure funding to assist with a watermain replacement project.

In a news release this week, The Blue Mountains announced it has received $3.4 million from the federal and provincial governments through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Green funding stream. The funds will be used for the continuation of the town’s substandard watermain replacement project.

“These are badly needed dollars that will greatly assist the town in upgrading our infrastructure,” said Mayor Alar Soever. "I want to thank the federal and provincial governments for their funding, and I especially want to congratulate staff on their successful funding application.”

The project will include the replacement of approximately 3,205 meters of watermain on Lakeshore Drive, Harbour Street, Alice Street, Peel Street South, Baring Street, Napier Street West, Woodland Park Road, and Ann Heggtveit Drive, as well as the installation of fire hydrants and restoration of affected infrastructure.

In the same news release, the town also announced it had received a 100 per cent compliance rating on the annual inspection of the Thornbury Drinking Water System administered by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. The ministry’s inspection program evaluates the drinking water system source, capacity, treatment processes, operations manuals, logbooks, certification and training, water quality monitoring, and reporting and corrective actions.

“On behalf of the community, I would like to thank our water team for the outstanding care, commitment, and hard work that has made this 100 per cent result possible and a reality,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Shawn Everitt.

The Inspection Report Rating provides a quantitative summary of the drinking water system’s annual inspection and is published in the Ministry’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector’s Annual Report.