Councillors Joe Zarowny, Mandy McGregor, Denise Bertrand and Ken Wildeman, and Mayor Dean McKerracher (right) break ground in Elkford. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Elkford breaks ground on water management project

On July 9, the District of Elkford officially broke ground on their new Water Loss Management Implementation Project.

The District explained that this $1.7M project will allow for better pressure management, eliminating excessive pressure on the system and result in increased infrastructure life.

The project includes the installation of pressure reducing valve stations along with water main zone meters to better track leaks and misuse.

This project came to fruition after the District of Elkford was awarded a Clean Water and Wastewater Fund grant through the BC Jobs Plan in the amount of $1.04M. The District explained that this will significantly assist with the funding for this project.

The groundbreaking took place in Elkford on July 9, and District of Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher thanked everyone attending for joining council and staff in this momentous groundbreaking.

“We as council are proud and excited to move forward with this project,” he said. “It is one of the many projects that are being undertaken to move Elkford forward.”

McKerracher added that as a Columbia Basin Trust Water Smart Champion over the past several years, this project continues the great work that has been implemented as a part of this program.

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