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O’Leary allocates nearly $800,000 for wastewater system upgrades

A crew from Curran and Briggs Ltd. prepare to start work Tuesday on the Alberton Lagoon. A project that just last week had been put on hold until the fall, has been brought back to life by a plan that is expected to eliminate the need for emptying a lagoon cell into Alberton Creek.
A crew prepared to start work on the Alberton lagoon earlier this year. - Eric McCarthy

With $531,000 in federal Gas Tax funding already earmarked for upgrades to the town’s wastewater treatment plant, council agreed to direct $255,000 in funding still available over the next five years to phase two of the upgrades.

O'Leary CAO Bev Shaw said it was necessary to have a plan in place. Noting ongoing problems with the electrical components of the lagoon system, Shaw said repairs and possible replacement of the utility’s UV system could prove costly.

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