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Ontario Government Provides Safe Drinking Water

Invests In Upgrades To Water Treatment Plant

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is ensuring residents of the Municipality of Charlton and Dack have access to safe drinking water by investing in upgrades to the local water treatment plant, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Our government is committed to continue working with northerners to create a stronger, more prosperous North," said Bartolucci, who is also chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).  "Today's announcement is just one example of how we are working with northern municipalities to provide residents with access to modern, reliable infrastructure."

The NOHFC is investing $55,572 to bring the Charlton water treatment plant into compliance with the province's Drinking Water Systems Regulation.  Improvements to the plant include installation of a standby power source, a filter bypass, reservoir baffles and a chlorine residual analyzer. 

"I am pleased that our government recognizes the importance of ensuring small, northern communities have access to a safe supply of drinking water," said David Ramsay, Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP and Minister of Natural Resources.  "Having this infrastructure in place will help to position the community for future growth and prosperity."

This NOHFC project is part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan for building stronger northern communities. The Northern Prosperity Plan has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.

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