District of Taylor, B.C. – Canada and British Columbia announced a $3.1 million investment to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant in the District of Taylor, B.C. The funding will see the federal government invest $1,258,960 in this project, while the government of British Columbia will invest $1,049,028. The District of Taylor will also contribute $839,412.
“Investments in wastewater infrastructure are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy. Our government is pleased to contribute to this new facility which will provide residents and surrounding communities with a more reliable wastewater system for years to come,” said Harjit S. Sajjan, minister of international development.
The wastewater treatment plant will see a concrete sludge management facility built at the plan. Work for this project will include new valves, pipes and pumps, associated electrical work, and the installation of a centrifuge to separate different liquids to reduce sludge accumulation.
Upgrades made to the plant will hopefully create a more sustainable wastewater management system that will protect the environment’s and residents’ health.
The government of Canada’s funding comes from the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.