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Federal government, B.C. invest in water infrastructure improvements

Federal government, B.C. invest in water infrastructure improvements

WHISTLER, B.C. – The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced a joint investment of more than $16.1 million to support four water infrastructure projects across B.C.

In Whistler, the investment will take the form in construction of a new water treatment plant and enable replacement of an existing well pump, decommissioning of a well and two chlorine dosing systems and construction of approximately 600 metres of new watermain.

“The infrastructure upgrade for south Whistler’s water supply will help us improve our water quality and give the option to share water with Whistler Village and throughout our community, when necessary. This upgrade is something we have wanted to put in place for a long time and we are grateful to the federal and provincial governments for their support in bringing the project to fruition,” Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton said in a statement.

The investment will also support water infrastructure projects in the District of Lantzville, Village of Kaslo and Village of New Denver.

The Government of Canada is investing $5 million in these projects while B.C. is investing $6.8 million and recipients are contributing $4.3 million.

“This joint water infrastructure investment will ensure communities, big and small, have the support they need to thrive, while also protecting the environment for future generations. It will allow communities to not only focus on providing upgraded water service to people, but to also focus on other important priorities,” B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs Anne Kang said.

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