Construction progressing on Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre

Funding through the Clean Water Wastewater Fund will support improvements to critical wastewater systems.

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NANAIMO, BC, AUG 12, 2017 -- As part of an overall upgrade to the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre, funding through the Clean Water Wastewater Fund will support improvements to critical wastewater systems. The updated system will increase the Centre's capacity to separate waste products through an advanced centrifuge system.

"I am pleased to see work progressing in the Regional District of Nanaimo. Modern, efficient wastewater infrastructure is essential to the well-being of Canadian families and the sustainable development of our communities," Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities said. "The Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre project will improve the reliability of the region's wastewater systems, while protecting the local environment so families can safely enjoy local waterways."

Once completed, residents will benefit through enhanced wastewater treatment and a cleaner environment.

"The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund provides critical funding for local governments to invest in infrastructure that supports the rehabilitation of water, wastewater and stormwater systems," Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing said. "The Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre project is a great example of how federal and provincial governments are working together with local governments to meet community needs."

This secondary treatment upgrade is the RDN's largest capital project, on track to be completed in 2019.

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