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Federal green funding supports clean healthy communities in British Columbia

Cumberland, British Columbia, — Investing in green infrastructure helps communities reduce their carbon footprint, safeguard public health and protect the environment.
 
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May Hamm, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), are pleased to announce more than $5.7 million through the Green Municipal Fund for a new wastewater lagoon system in the Village of Cumberland.
 
The first phase of the project involves adding mechanisms to reduce bypass flow in wet weather and remove more phosphorus and suspended solids from wastewater being released into the environment. The second phase will add a second dissolved air flotation system to increase treatment capacity, and an innovative biochar media reed bed to remove contaminants such as pharmaceuticals.
 
This investment will allow Cumberland to meet standard requirements for lagoon systems and increase its capacity to serve a growing population. The more efficient new system will also allow the Village to make the most of municipal resources and reduce its impact on the environment. 
Source : Government of Canada

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