Councillors in Richmond Co. hope to have some research done on a pair of sewer treatment plants within the county.
Municipal officials voted to apply for funding through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program at Monday night’s municipal council meeting.
After the meeting, Brian Marchand, the county’s warden, said they hope to have studies and engineering designs on their Isle Madame and Petit de Grat locations so they can be prepared if infrastructure funding programs are announced.
Marchand told The Hawk aging infrastructure isn’t just a Richmond Co. issue.
“It’s a concern all across Canada I guess; that’s all you hear- ‘Infrastructure is aging’,” he said. “I mean pipes were put in the ground back in the ’70s and there’s been some repairs over the years on it but that’s a concern, and some manholes, as our director of public works said.”
Marchand said he thinks the pumping stations on Isle Madame were upgraded in 2011 or 2012, but there’s concern about the connecting infrastructure and it would be quite an expense.