Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia invest over $110 million in 14 drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects to provide reliable services to communities

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are investing $110.3 million in 14 water and wastewater projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program's Green Infrastructure Stream. Canada is contributing more than $60.2 million, conditional on requirements related to consultations with Indigenous groups being met. British Columbia is contributing more than $50.1 million. Project recipients are investing over $40.1 million in total.

Project Information:

Community

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial

Funding

Recipient

Funding

100 Mile House

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

Upgrade the district's wastewater treatment plant to increase capacity to manage wastewater and improve effluent quality

$409,524

$341,236

$273,051

Capital Regional District

Magic Lake Estates Wastewater Upgrades

Upgrade existing pump stations, install a new pump station and force main, decommission an old plant, and expand the Schooner wastewater treatment plant

$3,083,740

$2,569,526

$2,056,084

Cowichan Valley Regional District

Saltair Water Treatment Expansion Project

Install two new treatment units and a micro-hydro turbine to increase capacity to treat drinking water and reduce energy consumption

$2,142,400

$1,785,154

$1,428,446

Grand Forks

Stormwater System Management and Treatment Improvements

Upgrade the downtown stormwater system and incorporate rain garden and other infrastructure to address flooding and improve storm water management,

$1,859,732

$1,549,621

$1,239,977

Kelowna

Septic System Elimination and Sewer Connection Project

Replace the septic system in three areas with a new sewer system to better convey sewage to the existing wastewater treatment plant

$4,928,000

$4,106,256

$3,285,744

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

Columbia Pollution Control Centre Upgrade to Secondary Treatment Construction and Commissioning

Upgrade the wastewater treatment facilities, including new headworks facilities, new primary and secondary treatment systems, new ultraviolet disinfection system, upgraded biosolids handling, and other works

$25,154,800

$20,960,237

$16,771,963

Nakusp

Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimization Project

Upgrade the wastewater treatment plant headworks, aeration system, and sludge management system to improve wastewater quality for environmental purposes and meet regulatory compliance

$540,000

$449,955

$360,045

District of North Vancouver

Reduction of Inflow and Infiltration Program - Lynn Valley

Increase the capacity to manage wastewater with rehabilitation of sewer pipes to reduce the frequency of overflows and reduce system operating costs.

$2,000,000

$1,666,500

$1,333,500

Port Clements

Wastewater System Upgrading

Construct a new aerated wastewater treatment lagoon system to replace the current, out of date system

$1,370,332

$1,141,829

$913,671

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Missezula Lake Water System Upgrades

Install a new water treatment facility to address boil water advisories, meet regulatory requirements, and improve environmental flows

$916,104

$763,343

$610,813

Revelstoke

Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

Upgrade the wastewater treatment plant to improve the level of treatment, increase capacity and control odours, including a new treatment process, a new partitioning and aeration improvements, a new lagoon cover, and other related work.

$5,359,200

$4,465,553

$3,573,247

Stewart

Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades

Construct a new rapid infiltration basin and perform associated works to increase system capacity and efficiency, and to reduce algae growth in lagoons and potential overflow into Bear River

$451,120

$375,895

$300,785

Ucluelet

Water Treatment System Upgrades

Add a water treatment plant, filtration, and a third reservoir to the Ucluelet drinking water system to improve treatment, increase drinking water storage capacity, and increase access to potable water

$3,840,000

$3,199,680

$2,560,320

Vancouver

Hastings Sunrise Sewer Renewal and Green Infrastructure Project

Replace the combined sewer with new separate sanitary and storm sewers in the Hastings Sunrise area to mitigate flooding, reduce sewer overflows into local marine waters and increase capacity.

$8,182,684

$6,818,221

$5,455,805

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