Petrolia gets $7.1 million from federal government for waste water treament upgrade


Petrolia officials call it exceptional news.

The federal government has given the town $7,123,200 to rebuild its waste water treatment plant.

The work is expected to cost $21,369,600.

Petrolia Mayor John McCharles says this is “exceptional news for Petrolia.

“We take pride in being a progressive and innovative community and we are pleased to use these funds to upgrade and expand our waste water treatment plant,” he says in a news release.

McCharles added it “presents an opporuntiy for growth” in the town.

The money comes from the federal governments Small Communities fund. $272 million is available for communities under 100,000 for infrastructure projects.

The town will unviel its plans for the waste water treatment plant at an open house at town hall Aug. 6.