Construction set to begin on town’s Water Pollution Control Plant

June 12, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Construction is about to start on one of Orangeville’s largest infrastructure projects. The $27 million expansion and upgrade of Orangeville’s Water Pollution Control Plant will begin in mid-June.

According to a release Friday morning from the Town, Orangeville Council recently awarded the contract for the project to North American Construction Ltd. of Hamilton, with engineering services to be provided by RJ Burnside & Associates Limited of Orangeville.

It is anticipated that construction will take approximately three years to complete. The expansion project will involve the construction of a number of new tanks, buildings, yard piping and electrical works, and will also include the demolition of some small buildings and installation of shoring materials on the property at 16 Town Line.

“This project represents a huge investment in our Town’s future,” said Mayor Jeremy Williams. “Orangeville was among the first municipalities in Canada to have its own sewage plant back in 1929; this builds on that legacy of care for our environment.”

Mayor Williams said the expansion will not just provide for the future, it will provide jobs and help grow Orangeville’s economy right now. “This project is fundamental to keep our rivers clean and to allow future controlled growth in our community. Although the magnitude of the work to be done is enormous, I have complete confidence our staff will bring this project to completion within budget and on time.”

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