Article link: Sarnia gets $10M to prevent flooding

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Blackburn News link: Sarnia gets $10M to prevent flooding

The City of Sarnia is getting $10.4 million in federal funding to help alleviate basement flooding and overflows into the St. Clair River.

Local dignitaries, city staff and union members gathered in Centennial Park near Sarnia Bay Thursday morning for the announcement by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Marco Mendicino.

“Project work includes replacing existing sewers with dedicated storm and sanitary sewers and will require significant reconstruction on the streets of Wellington and Devine,” said Mendicino. “Completion of this project will help counter basement flooding in the core area of the city during severe storms. The project will also improve water quality, by reducing the overflows into the St. Clair River, protecting the health and safety of downstream residents.”