Wellington North sewage allocation policy leads to update on Arthur wastewater plant

KENILWORTH – Though Wellington North’s Sewage Allocation Policy was updated on Dec. 16, the item came up at council to determine the progress of work at the Arthur sewage treatment plant.

Councillor Steve McCabe posed the simple question “are we on track?”

CAO Mike Givens responded “we are still on schedule for November 2020.”

He said it is still early for a report for council to see, but there is activity happening.

Givens added “there is nothing currently to suggest there will be a significant delay.”

McCabe noted he’d seen activity there and was not sure if all residents had the opportunity to see that.

Mayor Andy Lennox suggested “most residents are not that interested in seeing what is happening down there after the sewage leaves their homes, but they count on us to do a good job.”

In a further reference to the Arthur Wastewater Expansion Project quarterly report, Lennox said it was good to see this update.

“It is a significant investment in the community to allow the community to grow and prosper in future years.”

He related this work to moving ahead with the Arthur BIA “it’s an investment in the community to build a stronger future.

“This is a signal we are prepared to invest.

“To expect others to invest in the community is not unreasonable.”