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Cheney-Limoges watermain link finished

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The Village of Limoges will soon be an official pod of the City of Clarence-Rockland water system

The new watermain connection between Limoges in The Nation Municipality and the Village of Cheney in Clarence-Rockland is finished. Robert Excavation, the company contracted for the project completed installation of the water main between the two villages and connecting it to The Nation’s water treatment plant on Limoges Road.

“I am very impressed with the work done by all parties involved,” stated Mayor François St-Amour of The Nation in a December 17 press release. “They worked hard, rain or shine, to meet the deadline. The citizens of Limoges can be proud of the quality of the work accomplished. They will soon have access to a new source of drinking water.”

The mainline connection at Cheney will make Limoges part of the Clarence-Rockland water supply system. The Nation and the City of Clarence-Rockland worked out the agreement to supply Limoges with Clarence-Rockland water to meet the village’s growing water supply needs due to increasing residential and commercial development in the area.

Robert Excavation completed the mainline connection part of the project within three-and-half months. Almost 10 kilometres of water main was installed from the Cheney water tower, following a route along Indian Creek Road and Limoges Road to the water treatment plan.

Also involved in the project planning and design were the consultant firms: CIMA, AECOM and Golders. Completion of final testing and commissioning of the new watermain connection so that it can begin supplying local homes and businesses is expected by March 2022.