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Construction Kicks off on Wastewater Upgrades

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The Village of Cumberland is kicking off construction on the community’s largest infrastructure project ever: upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The Wastewater Upgrades Project will focus on improvements to the current lagoon system, and wastewater screening, adding nutrients for phosphorus removal and additional environmentally-friendly disinfection measures. It will also include ancillary works such as an operator’s building, workshop, improved instrumentation, and site security.

Once complete, these wastewater upgrades will meet and exceed provincial and federal regulatory treatment requirements, releasing safe water into Cumberland’s sensitive inland habitat areas.

Construction is being led by Maple Reinders and will take about a year to complete.

The Wastewater Upgrades Project is made possible by a joint $7.1 million investment from the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia, with additional funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund, which is supported by the Government of Canada. In April, an additional $2.5 million was awarded via the Government of Canada’s Canada Community-Building Fund to support Phase 2 of the wastewater upgrades.

See the full media release update here

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