Port Moody receives $1.4M for Angela Drive and Cecile Drive water main and sewer improvements
Mayor Clay accepts cheque from Port Moody Coquitlam MLA Linda Reimer
The City of Port Moody has received $1.4 million from the provincial and federal governments through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The funds - $862,500 from the Government of Canada and $569,250 from the Province of British Columbia – will be used for water main, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer improvements, as well as road rehabilitation, on Angela Drive and Cecile Drive in Port Moody’s College Park neighbourhood.
“Like many municipalities, Port Moody is having to deal with the significant expense of replacing or renovating aging infrastructure, and meeting new requirements for public safety,” said Mayor Mike Clay. “The utility improvements in the Angela/Cecile Drive area will update infrastructure originally installed in the 1960s, which is now deteriorating and prone to leaks and ruptures. The funding provided by the provincial and federal governments is an investment in our community that helps protect the environment, public safety, and community infrastructure. We are extremely grateful for the recognition of the importance of these projects, and the associated costs, from our senior government partners, and look forward to moving this project ahead over the coming months.”
The City of Port Moody will contribute $293,250 toward the project. The improvements include replacement of water mains and repairs to storm and sanitary sewer mains, as well as road, sidewalk, and boulevard restoration. Construction is expected to begin mid-summer 2017 and finish by the end of the year.
The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund supports the rehabilitation of community drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and the planning and design of future systems that meet drinking water and wastewater effluent standards. Please read the Government of Canada media release announcing federal and provincial funding for 144 projects in B.C.