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Port Hawkesbury to apply for Provincial Assistance to Upgrade Water Treatment Plant

Port Hawkesbury Town Council approved a motion to apply to the Provincial Capital Assistance Program for a project at their water treatment plant.

CAO Terry Doyle told last night’s regular monthly meeting that the motor control centre in the plant needs to be replaced with digital controls, which entails rewiring this part of the facility.

Council unanimously approved his motion to apply for funding under the program for the long-standing project, which the CAO said will cost approximately $60,000.

Doyle said when work was last done on the plant about 10 years ago, the old control equipment was left in place to reduce to costs, and this project is a modernization.

Although there were some concerns with a system failure, the CAO said this work is a preventative measure.