DISTRICT OF TAYLOR, B.C. – The governments of Canada and British Columbia are putting more than $3.1 million into an upgrade of the District of Taylor wastewater treatment plant located in British Columbia’s northeast.
The funding will allow for construction of a sludge management facility at the plant with work including new valves, pipes and pumps, associated electrical work, and the installation of a centrifuge to separate different liquids to reduce sludge accumulation.
The Government of Canada is investing $1.25 million in the project while B.C. contributes $1.04 million and the District of Taylor invests $839,412.
“The District of Taylor is grateful for this partnership and the opportunity to invest in infrastructure upgrades. Funding support received to create a more reliable wastewater infrastructure system will ensure that essential services continue to be offered to our residents and will strengthen the resiliency of our community. This new facility will contribute to decreasing environmental impacts while increasing the longevity of this valuable asset,” District of Taylor Mayor Brent Taillefer said in a statement.