Northumberland-Peterborough South M.P. Kim Rudd and Northumberland-Quinte West M.P.P. Lou Rinaldi met with Cobourg Mayor Gil Brocanier, several councillors and municipal staff on Friday morning to announce that both the Federal and Provincial governments are making sizeable grants to the Town of Cobourg to upgrade the Town's east end waste water treatment plant and for the installation of a new water main.
The grants came about as part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario setting up a fund for clean water and wastewater treatment. Cobourg is to receive almost one million dollars from the federal government ($962,167.00) and a provincial grant of about half a million dollars ($481,084.00) to install an updated aeration system to allow for better treatment of waste water. In addition a new water main is to be installed the entire length of Henry Street from Water Street to Spencer Street.
Mayor Gil Brocanier thanked our federal and provincial representatives saying that not only will the upgrades benefit the Town and provide for more eco-friendly water treatment, it will serve the Town in its economic development efforts since potential businesses frequently ask about sewage treatment capacity.
This grant was one of 5 similar grants being made to County municipalities on Friday.