Backgrounder: Canada, British Columbia, and local partners invest more than $98 million in water infrastructure improvements across the province.


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The federal government is investing more than $41.2 million through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to support 14 drinking water and wastewater projects across British Columbia. The Government of British Columbia is investing more than $31.6 million in these projects and local partners are contributing a combined $25.1 million and are responsible for any additional costs.

Project Information:


Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Municipal Funding

Recipient Funding


Huu-ay-aht First Nations - Anacla Water Treatment System Repair and Expansion

This project will construct a new water treatment plant, a new reservoir, rehabilitate two wells, and replace a damaged water line.





District of Barriere

Wastewater Treatment Upgrade*

This project will replace the existing aquatic-based wastewater treatment system with a conventional secondary treatment system.





Village of Canal Flats

Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade and Flood Protection*

This project will construct a new dike, engineered to protect the Canal Flats Sewage Treatment Plant from 1-in-200 year flood flow.





City of Chilliwack

Biological Treatment Expansion – Phase 2*

This project will construct a new activated sludge treatment plant to improve wastewater treatment.





City of Cranbrook

Phillips UV Disinfection Facility

This project will construct a new water treatment facility with ultraviolet disinfection to meet provincial disinfection requirements.





City of Fort St. John

Water Recovery Facility – Phase 3

This project will integrate disc filtration into the water recovery facility to expand the potential uses of the recycled water produced by the facility.





District of Invermere

Climate Change Mitigation and Flooding/Stormwater Management Improvements

This project will construct two new culverts to improve stormwater conveyance and fish passage.





District of Kitimat

Community Water System Upgrade

This project will upgrade water treatment by integrating new infrastructure into the existing water treatment plant.





Town of Ladysmith

Holland Lake Dam Expansion*

This project will expand the storage capacity of Holland Lake to improve the drinking water supply.





Regional Municipality of Northern Rockies

Toad River Water Supply Phase 2

This project will construct water pumping and treatment infrastructure at the new Community Hall well to provide and distribute reliable, potable water.





qathet Regional District 

Lund Water System Renewal*

This project will construct a new water treatment plant, a new water supply reservoir, and a new intake and pumphouse.





Town of Smithers

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

This project will upgrade the wastewater treatment plant with filtration and ultraviolet disinfection systems.





Township of Spallumcheen

Water System Conversions and Infrastructure Improvements Phase 2*

This project will upgrade water lines to improve drinking water services and fire protection in various areas.





Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality

Municipal Water Supply Line

This project will construct a 3.4 km water supply line from the new water supply reservoir to the water treatment plant.





*Federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements related to consultation with Indigenous groups and environmental assessment obligations.

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