Clearfordagrees to build Fetherston Park Water and wastewater facilities


Clearford Industries Inc. inked a 30-year agreement to build, own and operate the water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment systems at Fetherston Mobile Park near Kempville in North Grenville, Ontario.

Services will be provided initially for up to 41 residential lots. The infrastructure installed will be capable of expansion to accommodate a further 100 residential lots, according to a statement.

Clearfordsubsidiary Clearford Water Utility (Fetherston) Inc. will fund, install, and contract for operation of the Park’s entire water and wastewater infrastructure. The company’s proprietary unified sanitation system, Clearford One, will be configured to meet the needs of the Park using Clearford’sClearDigestsmart digesters at each residence, connected by the SBS ClearConveysmall bore sewer system to a ClearRecovertreatment plant made by Newterra that will also include the Hallett Ultraviolet purification system.

Clearford will enter into a 30 year contract with the Fetherston Mobile Park Association to operate the infrastructure. The initial value of the contract is approximately $3 million over its 30 year life.

The Municipality of North Grenville, in cooperation with Clearford Industries Inc., the Fetherston Mobile Park Association, ASI Group Ltd. of St. Catharines and Newterra Ltd. of Brockville have worked diligently to find a unique solution which would allow the residents to revitalize the Park and maintain their homes.

In addition to the agreement with the Fetherston Mobile Park Association, Clearford will enter into an agreement with ASI Group Ltd. to be the overall responsible operator for the site, with Newterra Ltd. to provide a “state of the art” wastewater treatment plant and with UV Pure Technologies Inc. to provide the Hallett Ultraviolet disinfection system.

The agreements are subject to certain conditions including approvals from the Ministry of Environment and transfer of ownership of the land from the trustee to provide security to the municipality and Clearford for the new infrastructure costs.

Subject to the conditions, construction of the new system is expected to start this summer and be completed this year.

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