Water Treatment Upgrades Across SW Ontario

LKM MP Bev Shipley

Good quality drinking water is important for economic growth.

That’s according to Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MP Bev Shipley, who says several areas in his riding are in line for water treatment upgrades after successfully applying to the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement.

One of the successful applications is for Archimedes Screw pump replacements at Wallaceburg’s water pollution control plant. The fund will provide just over $125,000 for the project.

“People want to know that they have good water and sewer and stormwater treatment plants,” says Shipley. “There are a host of other things that drive economic development, but you need to have those particular things in place.”

Shipley says the other projects in his riding that will be receiving funding from the federal, provincial, and municipal partnership are in North Middlesex, Southwest Middlesex, and Newbury.

That includes upgrades to storm sewers, watermains, and sanitary sewers in the Strathroy area.

“This is about what’s needed on the ground to improve the day to day living of Canadians,” says Shipley. “I’m glad to see things are moving forward.”