October 11,2022 – News Update

Notice of upcoming Shoreline Protection Capital Project at LAWSS that will impact public access to Rotary Club of Bluewaterland’s Flag Plaza.

In October the Lambton Area Water Supply System (LAWSS) will begin undertaking a rehabilitation of the shoreline protection armour stones located adjacent to the Rotary Club of Bluewaterland’s Flag Plaza north of the Bluewater Bridge. The bulk of the rehabilitation will be complete by the end of the year with full restoration of the public facility to follow in early 2023.   

Please be advised that the Rotary Club’s Flag Plaza site, including much of LAWSS’ river parking lot area, will be inaccessible to the general public for the duration of the work. Pedestrians traveling through the area from neighboring parkland are asked to be cautious of the construction activities and respect temporary condition signage.  

The Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland began the flag plaza in 2003 under the leadership of late Rotarian Tom MacMillan. The plaza was created to honour the people who deliver emergency services, police, fire and ambulance on both sides of the Canadian and US border, by proudly flying the Canadian and American flags. Memorial stones placed in the plaza recognize donations made to the club  

As LAWSS is supportive of the Rotary Flag Plaza, every reasonable effort will be made to protect memorial stones and flagpoles. The goal of LAWSS is to fully restore the Flag Plaza site to its original condition. Questions/concerns may be sent to Clinton Harper, LAWSS General Manager at clinton.harper@lawss.org or by calling (519)344-7429 ext. 250.  

Thank you for your cooperation.