District of Taylor, B.C. – The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, the Honourable Anne Kang, Minister for Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Brent Taillefer, Mayor of the District of Taylor, have announced a joint investment of more than $3.1 million to upgrade the District of Taylor’s wastewater treatment plant.
Through this funding, a concrete sludge management facility will be built at the plant. Work includes new valves, pipes and pumps, associated electrical work, and the installation of a centrifuge to separate different liquids to reduce sludge accumulation. These upgrades will create a more sustainable wastewater management system that will protect the health of the environment and residents.
By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, building resilient communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.
“Investments in wastewater infrastructure are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy. Our government is pleased to contribute to this new facility which will provide residents and surrounding communities with a more reliable wastewater system for years to come. – The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
- The Government of Canada is investing $1,258,960 in this project, while the Government of British Columbia is investing $1,049,028. The District of Taylor is contributing $839,412.
- The Government of Canada’s funding comes from the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
- This stream helps build greener communities by contributing to climate change preparedness, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting renewable technologies.
- Including this announcement, 70 infrastructure projects or project bundles under the Green Infrastructure Stream have been funded in British Columbia, with a total federal contribution of more than $359 million and a total provincial contribution of more than $214 million.
- Under the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- Infrastructure Canada helps address complex challenges that Canadians face every day—ranging from the rapid growth of our cities, to climate change, and environmental threats to our water and land.