Users of Cornwall’s waterfront recreational path will notice some new fixtures along the scenic route in the coming weeks.
The City of Cornwall is installing three new water bottle filling stations along the recreational path for residents looking to fuel up while they are out walking, running, cycling or rolling along.
The final touches are now being put on the first station along the East Front section of the path at the foot of Anthony Street.
The two other stations – to be built in the coming weeks – will be located near the Lamoureux Park splash pad in the central area of the path system and the St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre at the west end.
“These stations will provide convenient access to safe municipal water while at the same time highlighting the importance of water in our community as part of the Cornwall Blueprint initiative,” said John St. Marseille, General Manager of Infrastructure and Municipal Works. “We hope it will make it easier for residents to get out and enjoy our beautiful waterfront while enjoying our clean municipal water.”
The water bottle filling stations are weather-proof, and they will be operational from April to October.
Cornwall has a comprehensive network of approximately 40 kilometres of recreational paths that allow people to walk, bike and rollerblade along the St. Lawrence River and throughout the City. The largest part of the path spans the entire waterfront, offering great views of the St. Lawrence River. This part of the recreational path is also part of the Waterfront Trail, which stretches from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border.
About the Cornwall Blueprint
The Cornwall Blueprint is a comprehensive plan to deal with issues such as basement flooding mitigation as well as environmental, water and infrastructure awareness.
It serves to address two key pillars of the City’s Strategic Plan – Quality of Life and Efficient Services.
For information on other Cornwall Blueprint projects and initiatives, please visit www.Cornwall.ca/Blueprint.