The town of Bengough is benefitting from a funding announcement by the provincial and federal governments earlier this week. It was announced the community is receiving $1.73 million for upgrades to the water treatment plant in the town.

“We were pretty excited for the simple fact that’s the cost of the total project, and it’s a three-way split with the federal, provincial and our own government here in Bengough,” explained Dennis Mazenc, the town’s mayor.

The project will see the installation of a reverse osmosis system and is expected to start in the spring.

Mazenc said there will need to be some work done, including the construction of a new building to house the system. With the work coming, though, there is n’t a need to replace the reservoir.

“We can still use the 100,000 gallon reservoir that we have now, that we have presently, but it will have to be drained and cleaned, and you know what that will be like, so it will be an inconvenience to our local taxpayers for maybe a week or so, but it will all work out.”

The work is expected to start in the spring.

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