Comox, Trail receive federal funding to help with water-related infrastructure
Funding designed to help municipalities with asset management strategies
May 2, 2023 By Ground Water Canada
Comox, B.C. – Two British Columbia municipalities are the beneficiaries of federal funding to help with water-related infrastructure.
Comox and Trail are each receiving $50,000 as part of a total federal investment of $500,000 to help communities in British Columbia put in place innovative asset management strategies. Drinking water and wastewater systems are among the targeted infrastructure systems to ensure maximum performance and to allow municipalities make better investment decisions.
The funding for Comox will complete a condition assessment of the town’s 86,000 lineal meters of sanitary sewer pipes. Having information on the condition of the pipelines will help prioritize the rehabilitation of the sanitary system over the next five to 10 years.
Trail’s funding will allow assessments to be performed on its water systems and facilities. The city will then use the new information and state of the infrastructure report to update its current asset management plan. It will also update its current asset management policies. The city will actively participate in technical and best practice training for internal staff as well as elected officials to increase its organizational capacity to anticipate, respond and plan for all the challenges faced when managing assets and providing services to the community.
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