The Village of Cumberland is receiving two grants for drinking water infrastructure.
The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) is providing $4,475,000 for the reconstruction of a dam on Cumberland Creek and adjacent stream restoration activities.
The province’s StrongerBC Economic Plan and rural development grant program is also investing $481,625 for a Union Road watermain project.
The dam reconstruction work is required under provincial dam safety regulations for the purpose of seismic improvements.
The K’ómoks First Nation will help finalize the design details for the project.
“We are excited to embark on this project to not only improve dam safety and manage this important drinking water supply asset, but also to enhance other important values in the Perseverance watershed,” said Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird. “We have been looking to move forward on this project for several years now.”
The watermain project will bring water servicing to the undeveloped land along Union Road.
“The village is grateful for the funding from the Province of British Columbia in support of this important water infrastructure expansion project,” said Baird. “We look forward to future engagement with residents on land-use planning for village-owned lands in the vicinity, as well as on the development of a village-operations facility on Union Road.”
Around one kilometre of water main infrastructure will be installed between Cumberland Road and Royston Road.