NANAIMO, B.C. — Work is progressing on an upgrade to the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre.
The improvements will increase its capacity to separate waste products through an advanced centrifuge system, explains a release.
"I am pleased to see work progressing in the Regional District of Nanaimo," said Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure and communities, in a press release. "The Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre project will improve the reliability of the region's wastewater systems, while protecting the local environment so families can safely enjoy local waterways."
Ottawa is chipping in $654,500 for the project through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the province will pay $431,970. Nanaimo is covering the rest of the costs.
In 2016, the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre also received $6 million in funding through the federal Gas Tax Fund (Strategic Priorities Fund) towards the marine outfall replacement.