The Chase sewage treatment plant will be getting an upgrade with help from a government grant.
Thanks to joint taxpayer funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund, Chase will use the funds to increase the capacity and performance of the plant.
Enhancements will include a pre-system filter to remove solids, bypass piping around each of the lagoon cells to sustain service during maintenance work, and enhancing the aeration system to help eliminate odours and increase treatment efficiency.
The federal government states it will provide up to $522,666 for the project, as will the province.
The Village of Chase will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project which is estimated to be a total of $1,568,000.
Chase Mayor Rick Berrigan expressed his appreciation:
“The Village of Chase is very grateful for the funding contributions from our federal and provincial government partners for this much-needed upgrade to our sewer treatment facility.
“With our ongoing positive working relationship amongst the three levels of government, the residents and visitors of Chase can be assured of safe and efficient wastewater treatment for many years into the future.”
Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes was also present:
“We are proud to invest in projects like upgrading the sewage treatment plant in Chase that will benefit our community by improving much needed local infrastructure…”
Stated Todd Stone, B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson:
“This is a vital project for Chase residents and businesses, and I’m pleased that together with our partners we can realize this substantial upgrade to the treatment plant…”