A new wastewater treatment plant in the Saint-Samuel-Station district of Saint-Cécile-de-Whitton, Quebec, was inaugurated on August 23. A number of government officials were on hand to mark the occasion and to announce that $2,817,800 was contributed to the project under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund – Québec (BCF-Q). An additional $437,019 was also invested through the Federal Gas Tax Fund and Government of Quebec’s Contribution (TECQ).
“Completion of this priority project is an important investment for the future of the municipality, and more particularly for the population in the Saint-Samuel-Station district,” said Ghislain Bolduc, member of the Quebec National Assembly for Mégantic. “This major upgrade in wastewater collection and treatment in the sector will now enable the municipality to reduce the quantity and improve the quality of the wastewater discharged into the environment, thereby contributing to the better health of its citizens.”
The project included the construction of a new membrane filtration water treatment plant, the laying of approximately 2,075 metres of new sanitary sewer system, the addition of two pumping stations, and the installation of force mains between the gravity sewer system and wastewater treatment site.