Fort Fraser’s Water System project is now complete.
The $3.7 million project was aimed towards replacing a five kilometre water distribution system and applicable appurtenances, stated a Jan. 14 release by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.
The regional district successfully obtained a $3.1 million grant for the community and other funds were allocated from RDBN’s Fort Fraser Utility Reserves and RDBN Area ‘D’ (Fraser Lake Rural) grant-in-aid funding.
Financial assistance in terms of grants was provided by the government of Canada and the province of B.C. through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
The project commenced in 2017, with a majority of work being completed in 2018 and the final finishing touches were done in 2019, said the regional district.
Engineering and project management was completed by True Consulting and the prime contractor for the project was Infracon Construction Ltd.
“For the community of Fort Fraser, the water project was a great accomplishment and has ensured clean and safe drinking water for the residents for years to come,” said RDBN board vice-chair and area ‘D’ Fraser Lake rural director Mark Parker.
Don Webster, chair of the Fort Fraser Local Community Commission said,” for a community of approximately 365 people, Fort Fraser was privileged to have their water distribution system replaced.”