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McGuinty Government Funds Water-Quality Upgrades In Fauquier-Strickland

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McGuinty Government Funds Water-Quality Upgrades In Fauquier-Strickland

TORONTO - The McGuinty government is protecting drinking water and helping the Township of Fauquier-Strickland accommodate future business development by investing $45,867 to upgrade the local water treatment plant.

Funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) was announced today by Northern Development and Mines Minister and NOHFC Chair Rick Bartolucci.

"Protecting and improving the municipal drinking water supply contributes to a community's health and further strengthens its economic development potential," said Bartolucci. "I am pleased that the Heritage Fund is working with northern communities and making it possible for them to meet their needs."

Fauquier-Strickland's water treatment plant will be upgraded to comply with the Drinking Water Systems Regulation. Work will include installing new chlorination systems, upgrading water analysis capabilities and replacing pumps and filters.

The McGuinty government is returning the fund to its original mandate of fostering private sector job creation. The NOHFC is working in partnership with the private sector and other levels of government to diversify the northern economy and stimulate jobs. It is a vital part of the government's commitment to delivering a four-year plan for positive change across the North.

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