CORNWALL, Ontario -Thanks to a funding partnership between Canada, Ontario and the Municipality of South Dundas, the Iroquois Wastewater Treatment Plant is fully upgraded and operational.
After two years of construction, the facility now provides a secondary treatment process, which improves the quality of wastewater effluent released into the nearby St. Lawrence River.
Also, with a larger overall capacity, the plant is now able to significantly reduce the amount of untreated wastewater discharged during wet weather conditions.
“Important projects like this one significantly impact the quality of life for local residents," said MP Guy Lauzon. "Thanks to these improvements, the Iroquois Wastewater Treatment Plant will now have the capacity to support this growing community while preserving the St. Lawrence River ecosystem for years to come."
Not only does the upgraded plant better protect the environment and ensure the health and safety of local residents, its increased capacity allows the Municipality of South Dundas to treat sufficient wastewater to support future growth.
We are also promoting ecologic sustainability of the St. Lawrence River by improving the treatment of wastewater. Without our partners, this would not have happened," said Mayor Steven Byvelds.
Both the province and the federal government spent $9 million each on the project, while South Dundas forked over $62,000.