May 23, 2005

Infrastructure project will deliver clean water to Strathroy township

STRATHROY, ONT-A groundbreaking ceremony on May 13 marked the start of an infrastructure project which will bring a new source of safe, clean water to the township of Strathroy-Caradoc. The pipeline connection project will extend the Lake Huron pipeline to the township and expand the Strathroy pumping station and reservoir, the local connection point. The total cost of the project is nearly $22.3 million, with more than $13 million eligible under the Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (COMRIF). Canada and Ontario will invest up to $4.5 million each and the township of Strathroy-Caradoc will contribute the balance. The Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System (LHPWSS) will build and operate the pipeline connection to the township. Construction is slated for completion in December 2005.

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