City of Cornwall (cornwall.ca) – The recent upgrade to Cornwall’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has ended up benefitting the community in more ways than one.
Officials who worked on the project raised funds for the Agapè Centre through a ‘friendly fine’ system for those who were late for project meetings. Those friendly fines, together with other contributions from companies who worked on the project, amounted to nearly $2,790.
“The work the Agapè Centre does is both inspiring and empowering,” said Morris McCormick, Division Manager, Environmental Services. “We hope the donation will help the Agapè Centre continue the fight against hunger in the community.”
Pictured in the photo presenting the cheque to Kendra Smith, Volunteer Coordinator of the Agapè Centre, are (from left) Mike MacBride, Wayne Hollett and Rick Alt of W.A. Stephenson Mechanical Contractors, Dave Lemire and Dan Lalande of J.L. Richards & Associates, Bruce McDowell of Graham Construction and Morris McCormick and Pat Carriere of the City of Cornwall.
Other companies that contributed to the fundraiser included Alfa Laval Inc., CH2M HILL Canada, Hollen Controls Ltd., Selectra Inc., St. Lawrence Testing & Inspection Co. and Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies.
Completed in November 2014 after two years of construction, the $57.5-million upgrade to the Wastewater Treatment Plant represented the single largest capital project ever for the City of Cornwall.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant now provides a higher level of wastewater disinfection through the use of ultraviolet technology and advanced sludge thickening, filtering and screening processes. Plant upgrades have also increased the facility’s treatment capacity.