Local governments in the Squamish area are receiving federal-provincial investments in critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure, announced West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Jordan Sturdy 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.
Clean Water and Wastewater Fund recipients for the Squamish area include:
Lions Bay, water storage facilities
$1,355,500 federal contribution
$894,630 provincial contribution
Squamish-Lillooet, Pinecrest Estates Wastewater Treatment Plant replacement
$998,205 federal contribution
$658,815 provincial contribution
Whistler, Emerald water system disinfection upgrade
$1,256,512 federal contribution
$829,298 provincial contribution
Squamish, water system improvements
$688,100 federal contribution
$454,146 provincial contribution
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 rural communities. These projects build on the immediate investments and long-term action plan outlined in B.C.’s Rural Economic Development Strategy that are expected to create over 26,000 jobs and add $2.8 billion to provincial GDP.