Money approved to replace pumps

Joint provincial/federal funds earmarked for pump replacement in Hatzic

Just under $2.7 million has been granted to help fund the Hatzic pump station construction project in Dewdney.

This joint provincial-federal money, approved for the Dewdney Area Improvement District, will help minimize flood risks to 312 farms in the Hatzic/Dewdney region.

“This means we can mitigate the financial impact of flooding, and reduce the strain it puts on the hundreds of families in the area,” said Randy Hawes, Abbotsford-Mission MLA.

Hatzic was the only improvement district in the nation to receive funding, and was one of 20 groups to qualify.

Federal and provincial governments provide up to two-thirds of the funding for eligible project costs, with local governments and diking authorities covering the remainder of project funding.