The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced more than $5.7 million through the Green Municipal Fund for a new wastewater lagoon system in the Village of Cumberland. This funding is in the form of a grant of $750,000 and a low-interest $5 million loan. View the full news release.
The first phase of the project involves adding mechanisms to reduce bypass flow in wet weather and remove more phosphorus and suspended solids from wastewater being released into the environment. The second phase will add a second dissolved air flotation system to increase treatment capacity, and an innovative biochar media reed bed to remove contaminants such as pharmaceuticals.
The Village is still awaiting word of approvals for its application to the Canada -BC Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for just over $7 million. The full project is currently estimated to cost $9.7 million.
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