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July 21, 2015, 1:45 pm

Fraser Valley Regional District Gets Funding for Hatzic East Water System Upgrades

Fraser Valley Regional District

DEROCHE - Residents of Fraser Valley will benefit from improved drinking water infrastructure thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.

The project will provide clean, reliable municipal drinking water service and fire protection to 50 homes near Eagle Road and Highway 7 east of Mission. The system will draw treated potable water from the existing Abbotsford-Mission supply main, which will require installing a pressure reducing valve station, approximately 10 km of water main and 50 service connections. Once completed, the system will meet all the requirements of the new Drinking Water Protection Act.

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 $469,541 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of British Columbia will contribute up to $469,541 to this project.
  • Fraser Valley Regional District will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.
  • The total estimated cost for this project is $1,408,625.
  • 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 major roads projects, two disaster mitigation projects, two brownfield remediation projects and one solid waste management project.
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