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Thompson-Nicola Regional District gets funding to upgrade the Pritchard Wastewater System

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July 10, 2015 - 5:30 PM

PRITCHARD - Residents of Pritchard, in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, will benefit from upgraded wastewater treatment infrastructure thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund.

This project involves the installation of a new screening device that will remove preliminary solids from wastewater before it enters the main treatment process. This will prevent manual removal of accumulated and difficult-to-manage solids (i.e. plastics, grease, etc.), thereby reducing costs and helping to protect the existing treatment system.

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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