|Premier David Eby making the province's 65 million dollar|
funding announcement this morning from the
Museum of Northern BC
(image from Taylor Bachrach FB)
With the Province pf British Columbia announcing today that it will provide 65 million dollars to the City to replace crucial sections of the city's aging water distribution system.
In his comments related to the funding, the Premier made note of the work over the Christmas Holiday period as part of a Local State of Emergency, to keep the city's struggling water infrastructure operating.
“The importance of reliable drinking-water delivery cannot be overstated. We saw first-hand the critical need for this funding last December when the city issued a state of emergency due to water-distribution concerns. Crews worked tirelessly to keep potable water flowing to homes during the holiday season, and I want to thank them for their efforts. Together we are working to support the people of Prince Rupert, replacing aging infrastructure and ensuring that this valuable resource is available now and in the future.”
|Work on the city's infrastructure woes should ramp up significantly in the months|
and years ahead with 65 million dollars in funding promised today by the
Province go British Columbia
Also speaking to the issue today was Minister of Municipal Affairs Anne Kang.“We know that old infrastructure can cause both public-safety and economic issues within communities. Working together, this funding will help support the health and safety of the community, and ensure people have access to the services they rely on.”
“The health of my community is paramount. This investment will ensure up-to-date water-distribution services that are integral to the well-being of Prince Rupert's people. Our government is committed to supporting communities to create opportunities for them to build the public infrastructure they urgently need.”