Residents of the City of Enderby will be safer from flooding, thanks to $1 million investment for a project to upgrade the Regent Avenue lift station Colin Mayes, MP for Shuswap-Columbia, Howie Cyr, Mayor of Enderby, and Greg Kyllo, MLA for Shuswap announced today.
The funding is a joint investment by the provincial and federal governments and the municipality, with each covering one-third of the funding.
“I am proud to see the City of Enderby benefit from our Government’s continued support for local infrastructure and flood mitigation,” said Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes. “This investment will help create jobs, growth and will support the prosperity of the community for years to come.”
“The dangers, destruction and heartache from flash flooding is a major concern every spring for residents throughout the Shuswap,” said Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo. “I congratulate the City of Enderby for their proactive effort to apply for available funding, and their cooperative approach to addressing flood mitigation in the community. I am pleased to see this funding commitment from all three levels of government, mitigating potential flooding from occurring to the benefit of both businesses and homes in the neighbourhood.”
This project involves a major upgrade to the Regent Avenue pump station and the installation of a new storm sewer pump station with a back-up generator. Approximately 60 businesses along the main commercial area of Enderby and 250 homes will be protected with the implementation of the upgrade to the pump station.
“This upgrade will be a major improvement to help prevent flooding along our main commercial area and for residents nearby,” said Enderby Mayor Howie Cyr. “We thank both the provincial and federal governments for providing this funding to upgrade this essential infrastructure in our community.”
Across British Columbia, 26 communities will be better protected from floods thanks to joint investments worth more than $27 million. Flood protection projects were selected from local government or dike authority applications that offered cost-effective solutions for areas at risk.
These mitigation funds are assisting communities across B.C. by providing funding for new dikes, erosion protection, pump stations, flood boxes and other structures to better protect communities from flooding.