The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced a federal investment of $461,400 and a provincial investment of $307,600 to complete upgrades to the Woodcreek Park Wastewater Treatment Plant System in Sunshine Coast Regional District.
“Investing in wastewater infrastructure keeps communities healthy and protects our ecosystems,” said Patrick Weiler, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country. “This project will make major and much needed upgrades to the Woodcreek Park Wastewater Treatment Plant System, ensuring residents benefit from improved water quality and a cleaner environment. Investing in critical local infrastructure projects like this is an important way the federal government supports rural economies across our region, as we work to build heathier and more sustainable communities for everyone.”
By repairing, reconfiguring, and replacing piping, tanks, and other components, the project will increase the quality of wastewater treatment at the Woodcreek Park Wastewater Treatment Plant. Improvements will be made to the collection and distribution which will ensure the system complies with provincial regulations.
“This investment will allow the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) to make much needed upgrades to the Woodcreek Park Wastewater Treatment facility, which is one of fifteen such facilities operated and maintained on the Sunshine Coast by the SCRD. We look forward to working with the federal government on future grant applications to lessen the burden on SCRD taxpayers who are users of these aging wastewater treatment facilities,” said Darnelda Siegers, SCRD Board chair.
Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2023.
“I am pleased to see the Woodcreek Park wastewater plant project moving ahead. This investment from both the provincial and federal governments means that residents can rely on a safe, updated, and efficient facility to protect their water systems. Modern infrastructure is important to our communities, and I am very pleased to see investments in this area,” said Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast.
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