The Federal Gas Tax Fund Makes a Splash in B.C. Water Projects

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Returns from the federal Gas Tax Fund have made a large impact on municipalities in British Columbia. Combined, East Kootenay, Nanaimo, Nelson, North Cowichan, and Squamish will receive nearly $20 million for water-related projects.

Both the City of Nelson and the Regional District of East Kootenay will receive $6 million. While East Kootenay will put the funds towards its Windermere Water Project, Nelson will fund its Water Master Plan Supplementary Sources Project. Nelson’s project will allow it to funnel all of its existing water sources to the Mountain Station Reservoir where all residential water will receive ultra violet (UV) treatment. In addition to providing UV treatment to all of the city’s water, the project will act as a building block towards securing back-up water sources in the near future.

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