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Bowen Island gets $2.1M funding from federal and B.C. governments to improve water infrastructure
Region was quickly outgrowing its existing infrastructure needs
August 4, 2023 By Infrastructure Canada
Bowen Island, B.C. – The federal and British Columbia governments are jointly investing more than $2.1 million to improve Bowen Island’s drinking water infrastructure.
The investment will enable the connection of the existing Eagle Cliff Water System to the Cove Bay Water System, as well as the replacement of culverts, the installation of new fire hydrants and service connections, and approximately 1,300 metres of water main to connect the two systems.
These improvements will ensure that Bowen Island residents serviced by the Eagle Cliff and Cove Bay water systems have access to high quality drinking water for years to come.
“Securing safe and reliable drinking water is essential to support the growing community needs on Bowen Island,” Patrick Weiler, member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, said. “The water systems connection and improvement project will ensure that residents can access clean, high-quality drinking water for many years to come. The Government of Canada will continue to invest in projects like these that contribute to building healthier, more resilient, and vibrant communities for everyone.”
Bowen Island Mayor Andrew Leonard said, “Our islanders value resilience and self-reliance, but we’re quickly outgrowing our current infrastructure needs. This funding will go a long way to connect the Eagle Cliff Water System community to a sustainable water source, offsetting a significant infrastructure cost for them.”
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