Saturday, July 20, 2024

Mississippi Mills aquatic reimbursement pilot program expanded

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Mississippi Mills is nearing the end of the municipality’s aquatic reimbursement program pilot for 2023. 

“We have had a great community response, and we are pleased to announce that we are able to open up the program for the pilot phase so that more residents can benefit,” reads a press release from the municipality.

The pilot program was from September to December 2023, and they’re now accepting requests for reimbursement for costs for this period, even if they were paid in advance of the date.  Don’t forget to submit your receipts for reimbursement before January 15, 2024. 

Here are some frequently asked questions about the program:

What is the aquatic reimbursement pilot program?

The program is designed to provide residents of Mississippi Mills with reimbursement for the difference between resident and non-resident fees charged for the use of aquatic programs in Carleton Place, Arnprior or West-Ottawa.

What programs can I request reimbursement for?

The non-resident portion of fees will be reimbursed for public swim fees, swim lessons, aquafit, and other aquatic programs. The fees must relate to aquatic programs that took place between September 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. 

When can I request reimbursement?

The pilot program relates to the period of time between September 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Reimbursement can be requested any time in this period, but must be requested before January 15, 2024.

How do I request reimbursement?

There are two ways to request reimbursement:

Visit the Municipal Office (3131 Old Perth Road) or Almonte Old Town Hall (14 Bridge Street). Bring your original receipt and a piece of ID to confirm your residency in Mississippi Mills. The Customer Service representative will help you fill in the form.

Fill out the reimbursement form online: or scan the QR code below. Be sure to include a photo or scanned copy of your receipt.

When can I expect my payment?

Reimbursement will be made by cheque and mailed to your residence in Mississippi Mills.  All payments will be mailed out on January 31, 2024.

What if I have receipts for payments made after December 31, 2023?

Hang on to your receipts, as reimbursement will be provided for these payments at a later date in 2024. More information will be shared after we have evaluated the pilot program.

What happens after the pilot?

Once the pilot is complete, staff will conduct an evaluation and report back to Council. If needed, changes will be made to the procedure to carry the program into 2024.

When can I provide feedback?

We want to hear from you! If you have comments or feedback to share about the pilot program, please email We will consider all feedback in our evaluation.

I still have questions – who can I talk to?

Please call 613-256-2064 ext. 201 if you have any questions about the program.

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