Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Nanaimo Outfall Project Gets $6 Million From Ottawa


Federal government contributes $6 million to new outfall pipe

The Government of Canada has contributed federal funding of $6 million to a wastewater infrastructure project in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is replacing the outfall pipe at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre (GNPCC). Installed in 1973, the pipe carries treated effluent from the treatment facility to Morningside Park and continues for approximately 2 km out into the Strait of Georgia along the sea floor.

"This funding supports an essential infrastructure upgrade for the Regional District of Nanaimo. The new pipe will not only protect the surrounding environment, it will also allow for future population growth and will complement other facility upgrades underway at the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre."  -Bill Veenhof, Chair, RDN

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