The sixth and final phase of the stormwater management work in Williams Lake’s River Valley will be going ahead with $73,440 allocated from general revenue.
City council approved the expenditure during the regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Work has been done to upgrade the system since 2004 after Fisheries and Oceans Canada alerted the City that discharged water quality from the stormwater outfalls was adversely impacting fish and fish habitat in the Williams Lake River.
A study was completed by the City identifying six separate upgrade projects to address the concerns.
The city’s manager of planning and development Hasib Nadvi, in a report to city council, noted grant funds have paid for most of the work until now.
“In 2019, the City applied for the FCM Green Municipal fund to cost share the Phase 6 improvements. However, the application was denied.”
Nadvi noted an unspent amount of $51,981 has been carried over from 2018 when Phase 4 was completed and staff recommended council approve the reallocation of the unspent amount of $51,981 from Phase 4 to the outstanding Phase 6 project.
Council unanimously approved the expenditure.