Canada-British Columbia Partnership Supports Rainwater/Stormwater Treatment Improvements in 100 Mile House
A recently completed rainwater/stormwater system will remove up to 85% of the stormwater pollutants released into Little Bridge Creek.
The system will capture rainwater and stormwater runoff from streets in the 100 Mile House area and from a portion of Highway 97 adjacent to the project. The new system has been implemented as part of 100 Mile House’s stormwater management plan.
“Supporting projects like this ensures the continued health of our environment while we meet the needs of growing communities,” said Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett on behalf of B.C. Minister of Community and Rural Development Bill Bennett.
Clean water is essential for the long-term sustainability of B.C. communities,” said Harry Nyce, President of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM).
The project received $875,000 in combined federal and provincial funding. 100 Mile House was originally awarded up to $664,700 through the BC Community Water Improvement Program (of which $575,000 was used for the project), $200,000 from the federal Gas Tax Fund and $100,000 from the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
To view the complete text of the press release issued on October 16, click on Partnership Supports Stormwater Treatment Improvements in 100 Mile House.
Posted October 2009