Temiskaming Shores Upgrades Its Waste Water Infrastructure
McGuinty Government Boosting Local Economy, Creating New Jobs
The City of Temiskaming Shores is upgrading its sewage system, resulting in increased economic development, investment readiness, and job creation in the area.
With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Dymond Business Park will receive an additional sanitation lift station into the existing waste water collection system. The new lift station increases the system's capacity to accommodate waste water flows during peak periods and storm events, preventing overflow into the Wabi River and Lake Temiskaming. The adjacent Dymond Township Industrial Park will also benefit from this upgrade.
The project will create 30 construction-related jobs in the community.
This initiative is part of the government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- The engineering of the lift station for this project was completed by the City of Temiskaming Shores in conjunction with the Ministry of the Environment.
- The NOHFC is providing $591,400 to this initiative through its Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- In 2006, the NOHFC approved $1 million to replace Dymond Business Park's water distribution system. That project will now proceed concurrently with this one, thereby reducing construction costs.
“By supporting these projects, we are helping the community bring new enterprises and jobs to the area. Through the Open Ontario plan, our government is committed to creating opportunities for people to live, work, and raise families in the North.”
“Attracting and sustaining growth in Northern Ontario is one of the key priorities of both the NOHFC and my ministry's Northern Growth Plan. We are pleased to support this project, which promotes economic prosperity in the area.”