The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced a Green Municipal Fund™ (GMF) loan of $10 million and a grant of $1 million for the Township of Centre Wellington. The Township will put the $11 million in funding toward upgrading and expanding the Elora Wastewater Treatment Plant and Clyde Street Sewage Pumping Station.
The upgrades and expansion will allow the plant, which is near the end of its 30-year service life, to meet and exceed today’s regulatory standards and will expand its capacity to accommodate forecasted growth and economic development in the township.
Upgrades to the treatment plant will increase its overall output and provide new equipment to filter, disinfect (via ultraviolet technology) and improve odour control. New pumps and a more efficient, higher-performance electrical system will be installed at the pumping station. The township estimates that these upgrades will reduce operational costs and extend the lifespan of these facilities by 20 years.