Kitchener—Conestoga MP Tim Louis and Mapleton Mayor Gregg Davidson announced more than $5 million in joint funding towards the design and construction of a new pumping station to replace the Drayton Sewage Pumping Station yesterday(Feb 27)The project will also consist of installing new sanitary system connections, called forcemains, to the existing wastewater collection system, and constructing an overflow storage facility. These upgrades will allow the system to accommodate higher volumes of water during storms and prevent sewage discharges. Mapleton Mayor Gregg Davidson said, “This funding will be used to help safeguard our system from future flooding events and build capacity for community growth.” Replacing the Drayton Sewage Pumping Station will further protect the community and nearby waterways during severe weather events. The station will also become easier to maintain and more energy efficient through the installation of isolation valves and high-efficiency pumps. Making adaptation investments now will have major economy-wide benefits later. Every dollar invested in adapting and preparing for climate-related disasters can return as much as $13 to $15 in benefits.
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