Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia invest in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada and British Columbia invest in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure

The Government of Canada is investing more than $13.9 million and the Province of British Columbia is contributing more than $5.3 million in four water and wastewater projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Additional contributions of $6.7 million will be made from the municipalities and the Nak'azdli Whut'en.

Project Information:

Community

Project Name

Project Details

Federal FundingFootnote 1

Provincial Funding

Recipient Funding

Nak'azdli Whut'en

Wastewater
Treatment and Disposal

Upgrade existing wastewater treatment system to improve effluent quality and odour control 

$7,498,380

$0

$2,499,461

Lumby

Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades

Rehabilitate the existing wastewater treatment facility to increase treatment capacity and treatment process redundancy

$4,352,000

$3,626,304

$2,901,696

Columbia Shuswap

Scotch Creek Water

Build a water treatment plant, install trunk watermain, and upgrade water intake to increase treatment capacity and improve water services

$1,280,000

$1,066,560

$853,440

Comox Valley

Denman Island Water Treatment Project

Build a water treatment plant and related infrastructure to improve drinking water services

$798,000

$664,933

$532,067

Total

$13,928,380

$5,357,797

$6,786,664

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