Fort St. John will be receiving $1.68 million dollars from the federal and provincial government to upgrade the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
The announcement was made Thursday morning by MP Jay Hill at City Hall. Senator Richard Neufeld, BC minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Blair Lekstrom and Mayor Bruce Lantz were on hand to celebrate the announcement.
Mr. Hill says each level of government – federal, provincial and municipal- will pay $842,000 towards the project.
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Mayor Lantz says the money will go towards the upgrade of sewer and water systems that are more than 50 years old. He says he believes Fort St. John will see similar partnerships with the provincial and federal government in the future.
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Lantz says there will be no budget implications towards the project. He says the money will be used from the Fort St. John reserve funds.