South Dundas has about $6 million worth of government funding at their disposal to rehabilitate its sewer systems in Morrisburg, Iroquois and Williamsburg, and the work will begin early in the new year.
At the December 18 council meeting, South Dundas awarded a $2.7 million tender for sewer work to Insituform Technologies Ltd.
The work associated with this tender includes the relining of sanitary sewers, manhole repairs and other associated work.
The engineer’s estimate for this work was over $4 million, so council was pleasantly surprised to see the bids come in more than a million lower than expected.
The type of sewer work taking place is designed to address inflow and infiltration issues.
Once complete, it should alleviate some of the pressure from the municipal sewer plants that are seriously overburdened during large rainfall events.
This work will start early in the new year and take about 16 weeks to complete.
With the remaining funds, the replacement of the sewer main along Lakeshore Drive is a priority.
“A lot of these sewer issues have gone back to the last term of council, so a lot of people will be glad to see this work get underway,” said South Dundas councillor Jim Graham.