$3 million Investment for L’Orignal Wastewater and Storm Water Systems


More than $3 million in funding will be invested in the long-needed storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main improvements for King Street in L’Orignal.

We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the governments of Canada and Ontario for this strategic infrastructure investment in our community, namely:

  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure & Communities,
  • The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure,
  • Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell,
  • Jim McDonell, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing and Member of Provincial Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, and
  • Stéphane Sarrazin, Warden of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

A special thank you to Stephen Crawford, Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministry of Infrastructure who listened and supported our delegation at the 2020 ROMA conference.             

The Champlain Township will receive $1,223,532 from the Government of Canada; $1,019,508 from the Government of Ontario; $375,673 from the United Counties of Prescott and Russell; and Champlain Township will contribute $830,947 to the project.

“The project involves the construction of 450 metres of new storm sewer and the replacement of an additional 250 metres of undersized storm sewer. The work will also involve the installation of 450 metres of watermain and relining 450 metres of sanitary sewer. New fixtures on King Street will include fire hydrants, valves, manholes, and catch basins for storm water run-off.”[1]

The improvement of our wastewater and storm water management systems is essential to the well-being of our residents and the ability to work and reside in Champlain.   Receiving this funding from the provincial and federal government shows how important these upgrades are to our community. 

Normand Riopel, Mayor
January 6, 2021

[1]  INFRASTRUCTURE CANADA. (2020, December 18).Canada and Ontario invest in green infrastructure to support residents of Champlain Township. Found at https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure/news/2020/12/canada-and-ontario-invest-in-green-infrastructure-to-support-residents-of-champlain-township.html

Wastewater treatment Plant