Submitted. Abbotsford is receiving federal-provincial investment in critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure, announced MLA Simon Gibson of Abbotsford-Mission, MLA Darryl Plecas of Abbotsford South, and MLA Michael de Jong of Abbotsford West on behalf of Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender.
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is providing approximately $310 million to 144 projects throughout the province. Through this fund, Abbotsford is receiving $1,651,700 for Gladwin Siphon Inlet, Odour Control and Outlet Chamber Project.
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund enables crucial investments in local government infrastructure, specifically supporting long-term benefits in rehabilitating drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems, as well as planning and designing future facilities and upgrades to existing wastewater systems.
This funding will help communities ensure that residents enjoy safe and reliable access to drinking water and improved environmental protections, and will assist local governments in meeting provincial and federal regulations. Clean water and wastewater management is a core service that communities depend on to grow and help ensure sustainability principles are met, while improving community vibrancy, resiliency and attractiveness.
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is one of the key ways the B.C. government is taking action to strengthen, grow and diversify communities across the province. These projects will create close to 4,000 direct and indirect well-paying local jobs that will benefit families.
“Safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater systems are essential infrastructure for all communities in our province. The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund enables local governments to make the critical investments in essential services their citizens rely upon. This program is another successful example of our government working together with our federal and municipal partners to best serve British Columbians.” – Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
Province of B.C.’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund overview: http://www.gov.bc.ca/cleanwaterwastewaterfund
Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund overview: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf/cwwf-program-programme-eng.html