At the entrance to the River Valley Trail

At the entrance to the River Valley Trail

Federal funding for sewer project announced

Local politicians gathered Thursday to celebrate a $1.4 million Build Canada funding announcement for Williams Lake.

Local politicians gathered Thursday to celebrate a $1.4 million Build Canada funding announcement for Williams Lake.

The money will help pay for the twinning the main sewer system. The total estimated cost of the project is $4.2 million, another $1.4 million will come from the provincial government’s small communities fund and the city will pay fo the remaining third.

“This project will helps us protect the river valley if there’s a slide in the area, if the creek changes or if there’s a blockage in the creek area somewhere,” Cobb said. “The twinned route will ensure the sewer will not go into the creek.”

There are seven different locations along the trunkline that are experiencing blockage, the city’s engineering technologist Jeff Bernardy said as he explained there will be capacity for the flow to be diverted in the new line.

Oakes said the government wanted to make sure that water and sewer was focused on in this intake of small communities fund.

 

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