Osoyoos granted $1.66M in provincial funding for flood proofing

$1.66M for flood proofing

The Town of Osoyoos has received much-needed grant funding to assist with flood and erosion proofing at critical well infrastructure.

The provincial government has awarded $1.66 million to the cause, which will be used to address two wells that were damaged in the 2017 and 2018.

Electrical systems will be upgraded with flood protection, buildings will be modified to resist wave action and enhanced shoreline protection will be installed.

"Water is our most important commodity and being able to protect it provides our community with sustainability during these ever-increasing frequency in floods," said Jared Brounstein, director of operational services for Osoyoos.

Mayor McKortoff was also happy about the announcement.

“It is not a matter of “if” we are going to experience another flood, it is 'when.' This funding will help to ensure that our wells are protected during high water events."

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