Funding has been announced for improvements to the stormwater system in the Village of St-Eugène, Ontario.

“Investments in essential public infrastructure are vital to building healthy and resilient communities,” said Francis Drouin, member of parliament for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell. “These important upgrades to the stormwater management system will help keep the residents of St-Eugène safe and healthy while better protecting the environment.”

The project involves the replacement of approximately one-kilometre of storm sewer and 45 catch basins with sumps. In addition, 200-metres of mountable curb will be added on Fatima Street and 200-metres of sidewalks will be replaced and extended on Labrosse Street.

This project will benefit residents by improving the condition and performance of the storm sewer system, which will help to prevent backups in basements and flooding of private septic systems.

“Our government is proud to support our municipal partners by making investments in their local infrastructure when they need it the most,” said Jim McDonell, parliamentary assistant to the minister of municipal affairs and housing. McDonell is also the member of provincial parliament for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry.

“Today’s over $430,000 provincial investment in the Town of East Hawkesbury will not only help enhance its stormwater system, but will also improve access and safety to pedestrian sidewalks for the residents of East Hawkesbury,” added McDonell.

The Government of Canada is investing $516,512 in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $430,383. East Hawkesbury is contributing $191,238 and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell is providing $153,146.

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“The United Counties of Prescott and Russell appreciates the financial support from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario in improving the infrastructure in our region, as well as the opportunity to collaborate as a funding partner on such important initiatives,” said Stéphane Sarrazin, warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. “The improvement of our storm sewer systems is critical to our residents’ ability to work, live and prosper here in Prescott and Russell.”

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