Combined funding from the Feds and B.C. government totals $373.2 million.
Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec receiving $62.3M in Fed and provincial funding for water works
30 municipalities in the Chaudière-Appalaches region will be able to complete projects that meet their needs related to drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure.
Located more than 30 metres under the Fraser River bed, the new tunnel more than doubles the capacity of the old water main and provides enhanced earthquake and river erosion resiliency.
Jury Comments: “In this innovative project, the engineers met the challenge of using energy recovery while reducing the downstream water pressure in a potable water supply system. It uses a large energy recovery turbine at the terminus of a 7-km tunnel that carries treated potable water at high pressures. The energy that would otherwise be lost is expected to save Metro Vancouver 9,600 MWh a year.”