Funding for upgrading the Bayshore Road Wastewater Pumping Station has been announced by Neil Ellis, member of parliament for the Bay of Quinte; Daryl Kramp, member of provincial parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington; and Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

“Investing in essential services like wastewater treatment is vital to building resilient communities,” said Neil Ellis, member of parliament for the Bay of Quinte. “These important upgrades will help keep the community safe and healthy while protecting the environment. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”

The upgrades to the pumping station in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory will improve reliability and reduce operation and maintenance costs. The Government of Canada is investing $937,673 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $229,167, while the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte are contributing $83,390.

“Ontario is pleased to invest in projects like the new upgrades to the Bayshore Road Wastewater Pumping Station in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory,” said Daryl Kramp, member of provincial parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington.” When complete, it will ensure a reliable and efficient wastewater pumping station that will help protect the community and also reduce overall operational and maintenance costs.”

The work will replace two wastewater pumps, thirty metres of pipes, valves, bases, rails, as well as the motor control panel, generator, and automatic transfer switch. With new mechanical and electrical components and additional equalization storage, the upgraded pumping station will provide efficient and reliable wastewater pumping to accommodate peak sewage flows.

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“On behalf of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council, I welcome the approval for funding under the Green Infrastructure Initiative in partnership with Ontario and the Government of Canada for the upgrades to the Bayshore Road Lift station,” said Chief R. Donald Maracle.“The proposed scope of work will not only address operational issues but will also provide upgrades to contend with increased flows during significant wet weather events as a result of climate change.”

“The scope of work will [also] address required mechanical and electrical upgrades, pumps, and controls to improve operational efficiency and overall system improvements to accommodate peak sewage inflows,” added Chief R. Donald Maracle. “The funding support allows us to undertake an accelerated repair program to improve wastewater operational issues.”

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