Maxville Water Supply Project

Fall 2017 Update

Plans continue to unfold for the rollout of the Maxville water project and the upgrades needed to the water plant in Alexandria to accommodate the project. Town Hall meetings were recently held in Maxville and Alexandria to update the public on latest project developments. The presentations from those meetings are linked below, click on the file for a pdf copy. 

October 2nd Maxville Town Hall Meeting Powerpoint Presentation

October 23rd Alexandria Town Hall Powerpoint Presentation 

Version francaise - Presentation du 23 octobre sur les changements au réseaux d'eau 

Tenders are being released in mid to late October for the water storage tank south of the vet clinic in Maxville and the network of distribution pipes and some sewer lines where needed throughout Maxville.

While construction is taking place in the coming weeks and throughout 2018 for those project components, planning is underway for the transmission line from Alexandria and for upgrades to the Alexandria water treatment plant. 

Based on cost comparisons and other factors, the Township has decided that the most cost effective and practical water source for Maxville residents will be the Garry River in Alexandria. Details on the Environmental Assessment exercise for the water source are included in the powerpoint from EVB Engineering linked below.     

Water Source Options Review 

If you have any questions about the Maxville Water Supply Project, contact the Township of North Glengarry by clicking here to email the CAO or call 613.525.1110. 

Spring 2017 Update

After decades of lobbying and planning, the Township was approved for $22.5 million in senior level government funding to make the Maxville Water project a reality.  

Staff and consulting engineers are busy planning the roll out of the project over the coming weeks and months for a 2019 completion.

Earlier studies had earmarked the St Lawrence river through Cornwall as the water source but in 2016 those plans were cancelled when the cost projections over $64 million were deemed unattainable. Focus is now moved to determining if  the water source will be the Garry River in Alexandria or the Ottawa river via St Isidore.

May 2017 Town Hall Powerpoint presentation

If you have any questions about the Maxville Water Supply Project, contact the Township of North Glengarry by clicking here to email the CAO or call 613.525.1110. 

Summer 2013 Update

The design engineers are narrowing down the design to the Maxville distribution system and will need some help from individual property owners. Letters were sent with a form to have residents fill in where they would like the service pipe to run across their property to their home or business. A public meeting was on June 26th to answer questions about servicing and provide an overall update on the project to date.

Click Here to review the Powerpoint presentation with the update on the project to date.


Final Environmental Assessment Update:

New environmental reports are available for public review. Click on the file names below to download detailed reports on archeological and natural environment reviews for the route and main areas of the Glengarry Regional waterline.

The final Environmental Assessment Report can be viewed by clicking here.

Any questions can be directed to the CAO by email here or via phone at 613.525.1110.

Winter 2013 Update:

The Township's consulting engineers continue to work on the design of the Glengarry Regional Water Supply Project (Glengarry Pipeline), working with the City of Cornwall water department staff and conducting detailed research for geo-technical, surveying, environmental and archeological assessments.

The detailed design is approximately 66% complete. While the engineers are busy at work, Township staff and councillors are busy presenting the project details to senior officials at both the federal and provincial governments.

Detailed presentations have been made to the MPs and MPPs of both ridings that cover North and South Glengarry and the City of Cornwall. Grant Crack, Jim McDonell, Pierre Lemieux and Guy Lauzon are all in favour of the project and understand the needs of the communities involved.

In late January, the City of Cornwall was also briefed and City councillors unanimously voiced their support for the project. Click here to review an amalgamated version of the presentation provided to the City of Cornwall and the local MPs/MPPs.