Stoney Point Sewage Treatment Plant Needed

Lakeshore council meets for its regular meeting on July 15, 2014. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

The Town of Lakeshore is looking to the provincial government for an $11.3-million grant to build a sewage treatment plant in Stoney Point.

The plant would be the first step in replacing the ageing lagoons the area currently relies on.

Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain says the project would not be possible without support from the province. “The lagoons that we’ve got now, they wont allow us to expand those lagoons, you can clean them out a number of times and that’s been done for years and years and the problem don’t go away. We need to build those sewage treatment plants but we can’t dump on the people with that kind of money.”

Bain says they applied for a similar grant five to six years ago but it was denied. Many of the environmental impact studies and engineering studies have already been completed.