The village in East Hawkesbury Township will benefit from a funding partnership between the municipality, the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) and the federal and provincial governments on a storm water sewer improvement project valued at almost $1.3 million.
“For a small community like us, this financial aid is needed and very appreciated,” stated Mayor Robert Kirby during the January 28 virtual announcement of the project.
MP Francis Drouin of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and MPP Jim McDonell of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry represented the federal and provincial governments as they announced senior government financial aid for a storm water sewer project for St-Eugène. Joining them for the event were Mayor Kirby and UCPR Warden Stéphane Sarrazin.
The federal government is providing $516,512 to the project while the provincial contribution totals $430,383. The UCPR will provide $153,146. The township’s remaining share amounts to $191,238.
The project includes replacement of about a kilometer of the village storm sewer main 45 catch basins with sumps. Construction work also involves creation of 200 metres of mountable curbing on Fatima Street and 200 metres of sidewalk replaced on Labrosse Street.
For village residents the project means reducing or eliminating the chance of flooded private septic systems and basements.