Summerland gets funding for Jones Flat and Garnet Valley water system separation

SUMMERLAND - Residents of Summerland will benefit from new water infrastructure thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.

Summerland will use the funding to twin the water lines in Jones Flat and Garnet Valley that will allow residents access to clean safe drinking water while providing an adequate water supply for agricultural use. In order to provide quality water for this area, a new nine-kilometre dedicated domestic line will be installed and, in the northern reaches, pumped through a booster station. When complete, this project will provide high quality drinking water for domestic use while still providing the quantity of water required for agriculture.

The project announced last week 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.

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