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Faulder water improvement

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is getting $610,000 in Building Canada funding from the federal and provincial governments to improve water quality for the residents of Faulder, including removing uranium from the water source.

"The construction of a water treatment facility is great news for the
residents of Faulder," says Okanagan-Westside MLA Rick Thorpe.

"It is through collaborative infrastructure projects like this, thanks to the Building Canada Plan, we are able to provide the vital infrastructure
needed for communities to thrive and grow."

This funding will allow the regional district to construct a treatment facility to remove uranium and will support the construction of a new well or the redevelopment of an existing well.

Faulder is currently experiencing uranium levels that exceed the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality and a declining aquifer.

"This funding will help reduce the stress and uncertainty caused by problems with the existing Faulder water system," says Okanagan- Similkameen Regional District Area F Director Michael Brydon.

"I am sure it is gratifying for Faulder residents to know that their small water system has not been forgotten by senior levels of government and that a solution is now within their reach."


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