People in Masset to benefit from $1.24 million for water treatment upgrade

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PRINCE RUPERT – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice says that people in Masset and Old Masset will benefit from clean, safe drinking water into the future thanks to a new joint provincial-federal grant of $1,241,500 for an upgrade to the water treatment plant that supplies potable water to Masset and Old Masset.

“This funding from the provincial and federal governments is an important investment in Haida Gwaii’s infrastructure,” said Rice, MLA for North Coast. “This upgrade will extend the life of Masset’s water treatment plant by decades, and ensure that it continues to supply high-quality water to the people that rely on it.”

This local funding is part of over $228 million in grants going to B.C. communities through the first intake of Community, Culture and Recreation and Rural & Northern Communities streams of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a provincial-federal cost-sharing program that makes investments in community and green infrastructure. The Province of B.C. has committed nearly $62 million of the total funding for this intake.

The second intake for both streams was announced on June 25, with nearly $160 million in combined funding available for projects.

Investments made through ICIP are designed to create economic growth, sustain well-paying jobs, build inclusive communities, and support a low-carbon, green economy.

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