Photo: Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer (left) stands alongside Taylor Mayor Fred Jarvis (centre) and South Peace MLA Blair Lekstrom jointly announced the completion of upgrades to the Taylor Sewage Sewage Treatment Plant./Kimberley Molina

 

After a considerable amount of rain last week, Taylor was able to showcase the completion of its newest upgrades to its sewage treatment plant.

The upgrades include the construction of a fourth sewage treatment reactor, as well as around 600 metres of pipeline and upgrades for improving capacity, something that was useful during the record-breaking rainfall event.

The upgrades to the plant will help accommodate future growth, says Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer. Zimmer was on hand, Thursday, with B.C. Minister of Transportation and South Peace MLA Blair Lekstrom, as well as Taylor Mayor Fred Jarvis, to make the announcement.

Lekstrom says this project represents a partnership between the various levels of government.

Jarvis credits district staff and a strong plan for having been able to obtain funding help for the project.

The $550,000 project was funded by the three levels of government. The federal government contributed around $183,000 and the provincial government contributed $216,667. That $400,000 of provincial and federal funding came as part of the Towns for Tomorrow joint program. The rest of the funding came from the District of Taylor.