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B.C. providing $65 million for Prince Rupert water infrastructure

B.C. providing $65 million for Prince Rupert water infrastructure

VICTORIA — The Government of British Columbia is helping the City of Prince Rupert replace aging water infrastructure with a $65 million investment.

The funds will be used for the city’s water-distribution system, according to a news release.

The city has experienced an increasing number of watermain and service-line failures with a major line break occurring on Dec. 15, 2022.

Prince Rupert is home to the third largest shipping port in Canada and ships more than $50 billion worth of exports and imports every year.

“The importance of reliable drinking-water delivery cannot be overstated. We saw first-hand the critical need for this funding last December,” said Premier David Eby in the release.

“Together we are working to support the people of Prince Rupert, replacing aging infrastructure and ensuring that this valuable resource is available now and in the future.”

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