July 10, 2015 - 5:15 PM
SAVONA - Residents of Savona, in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, will benefit from upgraded community drinking water infrastructure thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.
Savona will use the funding to replace its water reservoir and improve the potable water distribution system, including a dedicated water main, tie-ins and valves. Additional work will be completed on Ballou Road and on Durand Road. When complete, the new reservoir will have a greater volume capacity so that it can better meet the growing water needs of the community and be less susceptible to biological contamination. The increased water pressure will also better meet household, business and firefighting needs.
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.
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