NDP MLA says funding for water infrastructure improvements will support a healthier community

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TOFINO – New Democrat MLA Josie Osborne is welcoming joint funding for wastewater infrastructure improvements in Tofino.

“Tofitians care deeply about the natural environment and have worked for years to develop a modern, reliable wastewater treatment system to improve water quality in Clayoquot Sound, support Indigenous practices and local economies, and protect human health,” said Josie Osborne, MLA for Mid Island-Pacific Rim. “This project – the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in Tofino – was possible because of the vision, collaboration and partnership between the District of Tofino, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, the Province of BC, and Canada. I offer my gratitude and congratulations to everyone involved in this long awaited achievement.”

The District of Tofino is receiving $7.5 million from the provincial government for Phase 2 of the Secondary Wastewater Treatment and System Upgrade project.

This project is part of a joint investment of more than $48.6 million from the federal and provincial governments to support water infrastructure projects across B.C. By investing in these projects, the Province and Government of Canada are building resilient communities, and improving the lives of people in B.C.

For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure/news/2023/06/canada-and-british-columbia-invest-to-upgrade-wastewater-treatment-infrastructure-in-communities-across-british-columbia.html