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Walkerton Dyke Repairs To Move Ahead

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Province to provide grant covering half of $50K cost.

Good news for Brockton and the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, as the municipality is receiving matching Provincial dollars to repair the Walkerton Dyke.

The Province has agreed to split the 50 thousand dollar project, providing 25 thousand in grant dollars to the Saugeen Conservation Authority who will partner with the Brockton on the Project.

Mayor Chris Peabody is pleased that that Provincial dollars will flow through for this project.

Last year’s application for funding for this project was denied, so the go ahead this year comes as huge relief to Brockton.

Peabody notes that in light of what happened in Quebec with their dyke failing causing massive flooding, Brockton is very eager to get this project moving.

Saugeen Conservation Board Chair Dan Gieruszak is also eager to get the project underway. 

With recent government flood control cutbacks, there was concern that the Ministry dollars may not flow through for this project.

The repair work will focus on the storm water outfall portion of the dyke.

The Ministry dollars (25 thousand dollars ) will flow through to the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority who will work with Brockton on the project.

No timeline yet when work will begin, but it must be complete this year.

The grant dollars flowed through under the Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure program.

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