Matachewan Upgrades Its Community Water System
McGuinty Government Creating New Jobs And Local Economic Growth
The Township of Matachewan is upgrading its water distribution system to improve drinking water quality and help create jobs and opportunities for new business development in the community.
With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Township will enhance the existing water distribution system. Water mains will also be extended to the industrial park and across the Montreal River to service businesses that currently rely on private wells.
The project will create approximately 50 jobs during its construction phase. It is part of the government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create jobs and economic opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- The NOHFC is providing $454,180 to this initiative through its Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- The Township of Matachewan's water distribution system was established 30 years ago and is operated by the Ontario Clean Water Agency.
- In May of this year, Ontario introduced the Water Opportunities Act and Water Conservation Act. It would encourage the creation and export of innovative clean water technology, promote water conservation, attract economic development and create jobs.
“Through our continued investment in community infrastructure projects, we are fostering future success for residents and businesses in the area.”
“The NOHFC is pleased to support upgrades to the Township of Matachewan's water system, which will enhance the quality of life for local residents and promote economic development in the region.”