Feds come to table with funding for new water treatment plant in Sicamous

District left to find one-third funding for $4.5 million facility.

  • Mar. 28, 2013 6:00 p.m.

The federal government has come onboard with the B.C. government to help fund two-thirds of a $4.5 million water treatment facility in Sicamous.

Sicamous Mayor Darrell Trouton received word this morning (March 28) from Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes that the federal government, through  the Building Canada Plan, will be coughing up $1.5 million towards the plant. The B.C. government is also contributing $1.5 million to the needed treatment facility.

A joint press release from the federal and provincial governments and the District of Sicamous states this initiative “is part of a series of projects undertaken to protect the area from future floods and support the local economy.”

Trouton says council will be looking at how to fund the district’s third.

Watch for more in the April 3 edition of the News.