Water and Waster Water Resiliency plans presented in Carleton Place

May 16, 2018 by

Carleton Place LogoTown staff in Carleton Place recently presented a proposal for their Water and Waster Water Resiliency plans to council.

The proposal, outlined necessary expansions to the town’s water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant in order to keep up with population growth.

Engineering firm JL Richards was retained by the town in January of this year to assist in reviewing both facilities to see how vulnerable climate related events that could put a strain on the town’s water supply and wastewater management systems.

According to town staff, Carleton Place is expected to grow at a rate of 150 new houses per year.

To accommodate changes in population and climate, expansions and upgrades to the plants will be required and could cost up to twenty seven million dollars.

The project will hopefully be mostly funded from the development fees paid by developers who build in the town, and the current plan is based heavily off the proposed growth rate.

Comments from the public are encouraged until May 25th, when town staff will compile them, before reporting to council with a more solidified resiliency plan in June.