Landfill Expansion to Begin
Monday, October 1, 2012 8:13 AMby
First phase of the expansion of the Hanover Walkerton landfill begins this month.
(Hanover - Walkerton)
It's the first physical step in the Hanover and Walkerton Landfill expansion project.Hanover and Brockton have awarded a 1.5 million dollar tender to Cedarwell Excavating to begin drilling test wells around the landfill site.
This is the first of a four phase project expected to cost six million dollars.
Phase one will begin this month and wrap up in May -- but the work will take a break during the winter months.
The construction will coincide with the time the current Hanover Walkerton Landfill site is expected to reach its capacity.
Brockton Councillor and Landfill Committee Member Charlie Reidl (rye-dle) is happy to see the project begin after seven years of planning and studies.
The project also involved 15 volumes of engineer reports.
Brockton Mayor David Inglis (Ing-gulls) believes the landfill will be one of the safest in Ontario due to their careful planning.
Inglis adds the new expanded landfill will serve the people of Hanover and Walkerton for the next 20 to 30 years.