RDKB in final stage of Liquid Waste Management Plan

It's been over a decade in the making, but the RDKB is in the final stage of their Liquid Waste Management Plan.

At this point they're hoping for a big Federal Provincial infrastructure grant for Columbia Pollution Control Centre upgrades.

Goran Denkovski is the RDKB Manager of Infrastructure and Sustainability.

He says currently they have one of the only Primary Treatment Plants in BC where primary treated effluent is discharged into a freshwater system, in this case the Columbia River in the Trail area.

The upgrades would meet provincial and federal regulations and include secondary treatment, as well as increasing capacity using a sustainable design.

A couple of years ago they got a 1.5 million dollar grant to design the plant, which they just finished last month as well as a tender package so the project is shelf ready.

The project cost is 52-million dollars, the grant they're hoping for would cover 73 percent of the project or 38-million.

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