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$750K Upgrades To Walkerton's Wastewater Treatment Plant

Walkerton | by Robyn Garvey  

New federal requirements prompt investment.

Brockton is upgrading its Walkerton Wastewater Treatment Plant with new equipment that is necessary under the new Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations under the Federal Fisheries Act.

Under the Federal Fisheries Act, pollution control plants will soon no longer be permitted to deposit chlorine into the rivers.

In order to meet the new requirements, Brockton has been working with engineers for the past two years to get the proper environmental approvals to make this change over and to design and engineer a new solution.

Brockton’s  solution is to switch over to a UV disinfection system.

The UV system will be installed this summer to the Walkerton Wastewater Treatment Plant.The $748,000 project includes the cost of the new system (243 thousand dollars) as well as the engineering work associated with this project, the installation, commissioning and testing of the final system.

Mayor Chris Peabody says the upgrades will ensure Brockton is in compliance with the new environmental laws regarding water waste.

Work should be complete by this Summer.

Brockton did receive a 78-thousand dollar Green Municipal Fund grant towards the project.

Of the $748,000 project, $520, 000 is being financed through a loan, $150,000 was approved in the Utilities budget and remaining amount will come from the $78,000 grant.

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