Mission, BC—Abbotsford Mission Water Sewer Commission is the recipient of $62 million in funding from the Province toward a new drinking water system.
Mayor Horn and members of Council were in attendance for the announcement at the Union of BC Municipalities conference today.
“This is excellent news for the communities of Mission and Abbotsford. It addresses water supply and safety issues dating back to my first term on council, so it is a huge milestone,” said Mayor Horn.
“We owe a great deal of gratitude to our partners in Abbotsford and the Provincial government,” he said. “There have been many different proposals brought forward but we all agree that this one is the most sustainable from both an economic and environmental perspective.”
The project includes installation of approximately 12 new wells, the construction of a water-treatment plant, and a pump station to tie into the existing regional system to bring the new water source to the community.
“The project will be an important infrastructure investment for the community,” said Stacey Crawford, Director of Economic Development. “It will responsibly address and secure our growth needs and further secure the future of our local economy.”
The Abbotsford Mission Water Sewer Commission operates the drinking water system, which serves the cities of Abbotsford and Mission, the Matsqui First Nation and the Stave-Cedar connection in the Fraser Valley Regional District.
Read the full announcement for more details.
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