Canada and British Columbia invest in District of Taylor’s Wastewater Treatment Plant…

Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, the Honourable Anne Kang, Minister for Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Brent Taillefer, Mayor of the District of Taylor, announced a joint investment of more than $3.1 million to upgrade the District of Taylor’s wastewater treatment plant.

“The District of Taylor is grateful for this partnership and the opportunity to invest in infrastructure upgrades, says Brent Taillefer, Mayor of Taylor.  “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.”

Through this funding, a concrete sludge management facility will be built at the plant. Work includes new valves, pipes and pumps, associated electrical work, and the installation of a centrifuge to separate different liquids to reduce sludge accumulation. These upgrades will create a more sustainable wastewater management system that will protect the health of the environment and residents.

The Government of Canada is investing $1,258,960 in this project, while the Government of British Columbia is investing $1,049,028. The District of Taylor is contributing $839,412.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, building resilient communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.

Written and released by: Government of Canada

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