Friday, March 17, 2017

Canada and British Columbia invest in 144 new water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the province Read more:

$9 Million For Water Projects

Vernon, BC, Canada / 1075 KISS FM Pete McIntyre March 17, 2017 12:05 pm 
The BC and federal governments have announced over 9 million dollars in funding for water projects in the North Okanagan.The announcements include 5.8 million dollars for the Duteau Creek Treatment Plant UV disinfection addition, along with just over three million dollars for a sewer extension project in Vernon’s Okanagan Landing. Vernon Monashee MLA Eric Foster denies the announcements are election related.“This is the typical year end, when you’ve got a surplus, capital projects. In years when you don’t have a surplus, or have a smaller surplus, you can’t do as much. We just happen to have a lot of money this year,” Foster tells Kiss FM.Also getting grants are Coldstream and Lumby for water projects: $107,900 for Coldstream sewer line extension, $200,176 for a groundwater supply evaluation & monitoring well construction in Lumby, and $198,477 for a long-term wastewater treatment plant upgrades in Lumby.

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have approved a new list of projects under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), which supports the rehabilitation of community drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and the planning and design of future systems that meet drinking water and wastewater effluent standards.

The Government of Canada allocated $225,067,721 to British Columbia under the CWWF and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs. The Government of British Columbia will provide up to $148.5 million and will fund 33 per cent of the eligible project costs. With local governments providing the remainder, a combined total of $450 million will provide B.C. families with clean and reliable drinking water and wastewater services.

As part of the bilateral agreement between Canada and British Columbia, the following 144 projects have now been approved for federal funding amounting to more than $186.6 million. Combined with provincial funding of nearly $123.2 million and local government contributions of over $63.4 million, more than $373.2 million will be going toward projects across the province.
Location Project Name Federal Funding Provincial Funding Municipal Funding Anticipated Start Date


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