PICTON, ONT. — The Picton Water Treatment Plant will be getting upgrades, thanks to an investment from the Province of Ontario.
Prince Edward County will receive up to $737,948 to support improvements to the Picton Water Treatment Plant. Upgrades include the rehabilitation of filters and improvements to the chlorine system, adds the release.
Picton is one of 55 communities that will receive support from the province through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to build and upgrade infrastructure, states a release.
Ontario is investing up to $60 million through the OCIF for these 55 communities. OCIF supports projects in municipalities with a population of less than 100,000 as of the 2011 census, as well as municipalities that are located in northern or rural Ontario.
Ontario is tripling its investments through OCIF from $100 million in 2016 to $300 million per year in 2019; that includes increasing the formula-based funding to $200 million and increasing the application-based component to $100 million by 2019.