Through assistance from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund through the Province of BC and the Government of Canada, Vanderhoof now has a new water tower, booster station and close to 1km of 18″ PVC watermain.
A new water reservoir has been erected with over twice as much volume as the previous reservoir and internal coatings to meet AWWA and Northern Health Requirements. This reservoir will provide emergency storage for the town centre, with fire flow assistance from the existing Upper Reservoir located on Nechako Avenue. The new
booster station has premium efficiency booster pumps, valves, controls and monitoring instrumentation, as well as a back-up generator. This is all connected to the DOV’s town-wide SCADA monitoring system. The new 18″ PVC watermain increases system reliability and the fire flow available to the industrial businesses on Highway 16.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to have supported these important improvements to Vanderhoofs water infrastructure that will ensure the District is well equipped to deal with emergencies and accommodate the growing needs of businesses and residents. Investing in essential infrastructure like this is key to creating safe sustainable communities, economic growth and a strong middle class.”
– The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“When faced with an emergency, or just day to day living, the last thing a community should have to worry about is access to adequate water. Thanks to this partnership between all levels of government, people in Vanderhoof will have better access to an improved water source with expanded capacity to make sure they are prepared for an emergency situation and can meet increased demand for years to come.”
– The Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing for the Province of BC
“We at the District of Vanderhoof are committed to improving safety and reliability of our water infrastructure. The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund has allowed us to increase our capacity, emergency storage, consistency, and overall modernization of our water system.”
– Mayor Gerry Thiessen, District of Vanderhoof
The public is welcome to join Mayor and Council for a personal address on June 22 at 11:00am at the location of the new Water Reservoir, 1840 Hunter Lane.