The largest water filtration plant in Canada has officially opened in Metro Vancouver.

“This project has not only made metro Vancouver a leader in water filtration technology, it has created an estimated 800 jobs during the construction process,” said Naomi Yamamoto, B.C.’s Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations.

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia jointly invested $100 million in the filtration project, while the B.C. Local Government Grant Program invested an additional $18 million for a pumping station near Capilano Reservoir and Cleveland Dam. The largest funding source is Metro Vancouver, which has budgeted a total of $820 million for water-related projects for Seymour and Capilano sources, including almost $328 million for the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant. Metro Vancouver acquires, treats and delivers water to member municipalities, recovering its costs mainly through water sales.

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