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July 10, 2015, 1:45 pm

Lumby Gets Funding to Upgrade Its Sewage Lift Station and Community Park

Village of Lumby

LUMBY - Residents of Lumby will benefit from upgrades to wastewater infrastructure thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.

The contributions will support the construction of a larger main sewage lift station to replace the current station, which has reached the end of its life. Adjacent distribution pipes will also be replaced. Besides the benefit of reducing the risk of sewage back-ups, residents and visitors to Oval Park will also benefit from a new public washroom facility that will be built constructed as part of the project.

The project announced today is among 55 recently approved in British Columbia that will collectively receive more than $128 million in joint federal-provincial funding under the Small Communities Fund. These projects represent important investments in municipal infrastructure that maintain safe, healthy communities. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development.

Through the Small Communities Fund, the governments of Canada and British Columbia are working in partnership to provide funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs in communities across the province that have fewer than 100,000 residents. These investments support job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across British Columbia for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $519,333 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of British Columbia will contribute up to $519,333 to this project.
  • The Village of Lumby will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.
  • The total estimated cost for this project is $1,558,000.
  • The 55 projects approved for funding in British Columbia under the Small Communities Fund so far include 24 drinking water projects, 22 wastewater projects, four highway projects, two disaster mitigation projects, two brownfield remediation projects and one solid waste management project.
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