Cannell Lake water treatment plant reopens in British Columbia

Cannell Lake water treatment plant in British Columbia, Canada, has been reopened following an upgrade.

The water treatment plants' aging chlorination equipment has been replaced with modern, safe and efficient system which uses salt and electricity to create chlorine.

Canadian Member of Parliament for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser-Canyon Jati Sidhu said: “The federal Gas Tax Fund enables communities in British Columbia to make informed decisions about their infrastructure investments, as they are best positioned to identify their specific needs.

“We are proud to have supported this project that will help ensure access to safe drinking water for all residents.”

The equipment replacement will lead to workplace safety as well as improve the efficiency of the plant.

The mordernised plant will be operational in the coming weeks.

As part of plant modernisation a new ultraviolet disinfection system was also added as an extra layer of protection to ensure the delivery of safe, higher quality drinking water to all residents for years to come.

Access to clean, reliable drinking water is critical to the health and prosperity of Canadians.

Member of Legislative Assembly for Maple Ridge-Mission Marc Dalton said: “Updated, efficient drinking water systems are an essential component in maintaining strong, successful communities.

“The upgrade to the City of Abbotsford and the District of Mission Cannell Lake Water Treatment Plant is a successful example of the partnership between all levels of government to provide a critical service through the federal Gas Tax Fund.

“The water treatment plant will go a long way to benefiting the residents of Abbotsford and District of Mission, now and in the future.”

The governments of Canada and British Columbia stated that they are committed to investing in modern water infrastructure that not only meets the needs of communities, but also supports the middle class.