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Trans Mountain signs funding agreement

Trans Mountain and the District of Clearwater have entered a funding agreement for Trans Mountain to contribute US$3.1 million into Clearwater upgrades.

The upgrades include to drinking water, wastewater management and sewer treatment systems and will be used for the construction, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure upgrades.

The initiative ensures the Trans Mountain Expansion Project’s worker accommodation camp minimises its impact on the community and provides lasting benefit for the region, with the contribution necessary to service the camp itself.

Trans Mountain President and CEO Ian Anderson said when planning the expansion project, Trans Mountain made a commitment to work with communities to minimise impact and maximise long-term benefits.

“Through a cooperative effort between our team and the District of Clearwater, we developed a solution that meets Trans Mountain’s needs while leaving lasting benefits for the District and the citizens of Clearwater,” says Mr Anderson.

District of Clearwater Mayor Merlin Blackwell said Trans Mountain has been a stellar corporate citizen.

“We are excited about the many legacy projects Trans Mountain is partnering with us on, many of which will help us now with some important safety and infrastructure needs, but will then provide us future opportunity to grow our local economy and to improve the quality of life for our citizens.”

Construction of the drinking water, wastewater management and sewer treatment system upgrades began in late July and will take approximately three months to complete.

District of Clearwater Chief Administrative Officer Leslie Groulx said the district is very appreciative of the funding agreement with Trans Mountain.

“These three projects alone will fast track our infrastructure upgrades the equivalent of 10 years, and that is assuming we were successful in applying for grants to fund and complete them,” he says.

“It has been a pleasure working with the team at Trans Mountain this past six years to bring this to fruition.”

For more information visit the Trans Mountain website.

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