The province is about to begin its second round of natural gas expansions and hopes are high that the Township of Chatsworth will receive some attention.
On Tuesday Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker announced that expansions will be coming into rural, Northern Ontario and Indigenous communities.
In a press release put out by Walker's office, it states that the province will put $130 million towards the next phase of expansion.
Chatsworth Mayor Scott Mackey says he is hopeful that the expansion will come through the Williamsford and McCullough Lake areas.
"Enbridge Gas Services were doing a business case for both McCullough Lake and Williamsford," Mackey says, "but they said it would come in this second round."
Bill Walker says that everyone will have a chance to tap into the expansion if they have a good business case but could not guarantee any projects in the area.
"Certainly what I can tell you is that I will be putting in as much effort as I can to make sure our local community gets our fair share," Walker says.
The press release says that a switch from electric, oil or propane heating to natural gas can see savings up to $2,500 a year.