More than $12 million of government spending is being pumped into Beaconsfield to upgrade its aging sewer and water systems. Some $8.2 million of that amount comes from the provincial and federal governments, while the city of Beaconsfield is kicking in $4.1 million to bring the total to $12.3 million. Beaconsfield Mayor Georges was all smiles after hearing local MNA Geoff Kelley and MP Francis Scarpaleggia announce contributions of $4.1 million on behalf of their respective levels of government. It’s a lot of infrastructure money for the West Island suburb but Bourelle said the funding is desperately needed to upgrade the city’s water system, much of it built of cast iron piping in the 1950s.
Source: Montreal Gazette