Norfolk banking on flood of cash from province, Ottawa to fund $450 million water system

 Norfolk County Mayor wants to  bring clean water to Six Nations of the Grand River Canada’s most populous First Nation By J.P. Antonacci  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Norfolk County needs to come up with $450 million to fund a badly needed water treatment and delivery system. Whether the planned interurban water supply leaves taxpayers drowning in debt depends on Ottawa and Queen’s Park throwing the rural municipality a life preserver. The multi-year, multi-phase plan would see drinking water piped into Norfolk, Six Nations and throughout Haldimand County from a giant treatment plant in Nanticoke. As the pipelines reach Norfolk’s five urban areas, the county’s existing water and wastewater plants would come off-line. That would make for a more efficient system and cheaper water bills, eventually. In the meantime, Norfolk council…

This content is for Yearly Subscription, Yearly Subscription – Corporate, and Print Subscription Only members only.
Log In Register

Add Your Voice

Is there more to this story? We'd like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Contribute your voice on our contribute page.