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Cumberland celebrating sewage treatment lagoon

The completion of Phase 2 of Cumberland's sewage treatment lagoon upgrade will be celebrated at a plaque unveiling Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

at Village Square on Dunsmuir Avenue.

Project improvements included installation of a fourth surface aerator and construction of a new sewage pump station. Funding in 2009 and 2011 totalling $586,334 came from the B.C. Towns for Tomorrow program, and the federal InfrastructureStimulus Fund, in support of phases one and two.

"Community growth over the past few years had increased the loading conditions on the treatment lagoon and pump station," Mayor Leslie Baird said. "This funding has allowed Cumberland to improve the treated effluent qualityand reduce odour levels."

Cumberland is planning more capital works to its sewage system to separate storm water from the sewage collection system.

Along with helping to solve environmental issues, these improvements would also allow the Village to come closer to meeting Ministry of Environmentsewage standards, and support growth in the community.

"Funding partnerships make big infrastructure projects such as this possible sooner than the Village would be able to manage on its own," said Don McRae, Comox Valley MLA and Minister of Agriculture. "As a signatory to the B.C. Climate Action Charter, Cumberland is demonstrating its futurevision in focusing on wastewater improvements."

— Village of Cumberland

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