Mitigation & Prevention
Mapleton, Ont., draws on DAMF for new flood-resilient pumping station
By Avert staff
A $2-million contribution from the federal Disaster Adaptation and Mitigation Fund is allowing the Township of Mapleton in Ontario to replace its pumping station with one designed to withstand severe storms.
The $5-million project will include a newly designed sewage pumping station, as well as new sanitary system connections to existing wastewater collection systems, and the construction of overflow storage.
The upgrades will allow the system to accommodate higher volumes of water during storms and prevent sewage discharges, Infrastructure Canada said in a news release.
Mapleton Mayor Gregg Davidson said in the release the wastewater system expansion is an important move for the community.
“We are thankful to the Government of Canada for contributing over $2 million towards our goals. This funding will be used to help safeguard our system from future flooding events and build capacity for community growth,” Davidson said.
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