MCBRIDE - McBride will receive federal-provincial investment in critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure, announced Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George-Valemount.
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund is providing approximately $310 million to 144 projects throughout the province. Through this funding, McBride is receiving $285,540 for Dominion Creek Drinking Water Intake Replacement.
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.
"The replacement of the drinking water intake system reduces our impact on the environment while providing the community with safe and reliable access to drinking water. I am very pleased to see the provincial and the federal government working collaboratively in supporting rural B.C.'s development. I know this is an important project for the Village of McBride and am proud to have supported this successful application," says Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond.