Lagoon, water upgrades in North Glengarry

In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo from North Glengarry's Facebook page, various government leaders celebrate a multi million dollar funding announcement to add a pipeline to bring water to Maxville while undertaking a design study to upgrade the lagoon in Alexandria. (North Glengarry/Facebook via Newswatch Group)

MAXVILLE – Residents of Maxville will be getting access to piped drinking water while the first steps will be taken to upgrade Alexandria’s lagoon.

Members of the municipal, provincial and federal governments were at the Maxville Arena Friday afternoon to make the announcement.

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Francis Drouin, GPR MPP Grant Crack, Ontario Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli and members of North Glengarry council were on hand.

The federal government is covering up to half of the cost – $15.2 million – from the government’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

The Ontario government is providing up to 25 per cent at $7.6 million while the Township of North Glengarry will be covering the balance.

The pipeline project will connect Maxville to a neighbouring water treatment plant while the township will start design work to upgrade the Alexandria Lagoon Facility, in order to increase capacity.