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Keremeos awarded $3.9 million for wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Big grant for a small village: The federal government has announced $3.9 million worth of funding for upgrades at the Keremeos wastewater treatment plant.
March 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM

KEREMEOS - A small village in the Similkameen has received a big boost to its infrastructure funding from the federal government.

The Village of Keremeos has been awarded more than $3.9 million in federal gas tax funding to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant.

The upgrades will take place over the next three years, says Keremeos mayor Manfred Bauer, who says the work will be done in two phases.

“This will cover the most critical upgrades, to the electrical system, the digester and the bio-reactor,” he says, adding the grant is 100 per cent funding, which means no additional contribution on behalf of village taxpayers.

The village will be applying for further grants to cover the second phase of work.

“It’s a big chip off our shoulder in terms of infrastructure that is 36 years old,” Bauer says.

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