Pitt Meadows – New Democrat MLA Lisa Beare is welcoming $740,000 in provincial funding to replace a critical piece of infrastructure protecting Pitt Meadows from floods.
“Failure of the Fenton Pump Station would result in extensive flooding in the area,” said MLA Lisa Beare. “By upgrading the facility, we’re ensuring that people and property in our community are better prepared for the impacts of climate change.”
The Fenton Pump Station is the only pump station to service the surrounding dike system, and the two existing pumps are at the end of their service life. Two new pumps with increased capacity will be installed, as well as a back-up generator and associated power upgrades.
Funding is provided through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF), and this local investment is part of more than $12 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding supporting flood mitigation projects in communities all across B.C.
Since New Democrats formed government in July 2017, communities across B.C. have received more than $38 million through CEPF, which has enhanced the preparedness and resiliency of local governments and First Nations communities for emergencies such as floods or wildfires.