Water Treatment Facility Funding Announcement (2017 Update)

Good day

We have been receiving inquiries about the signage that has gone up at the bottom of M Branch which advertises the Water Treatment Plant Project announced last year. To refresh everyone’s recollection, here is a summary of the original public release.

Village of Sayward receives federal Gas Tax Fund contribution for the Village of Sayward Water Treatment Facility.

February 12, 2016  – Sayward, BC

The Village of Sayward is extremely happy to announce that it will be receiving a federal Gas Tax Fund contribution for its new water treatment facility.

The addition of a water treatment facility, complete with filtration and a new water storage reservoir will enable the Village of Sayward to comply with the Health Authority’s surface water treatment objectives and provide safe drinking water to the community well into the future.

Pilot testing of the various water treatment options will begin in early spring, followed by detailed project design and then construction. It is anticipated that construction of the water treatment facility will commence in the fall of 2016.

Quick Facts

  • The Village of Sayward Water Treatment Facility is receiving $2,922,750 from the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • The project is 100% funded by the grant and is expected to be complete by Spring 2018.
  • This project is one of the 57 projects that are being funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund under the Federal Gas Tax Fund for 2016.
  • Water treatment includes flocculation and filter processes to get rid of organic materials coupled with chlorine dosing.

Construction of a new water treatment facility is Council’s number one priority, now that funding has been secured for this project, residents of the Village of Sayward can look forward to reliable and safe drinking water well into the future. On behalf of the residents of the Village of Sayward I would like to thank our federal and provincial government partners for their support of this important infrastructure project

John MacDonald, Mayor, Village of Sayward

To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html.

To learn more about other projects recently announced under the Strategic Priorities Fund visit: http://infc.gc.ca/b5a1.

For updates on this important project please visit the Village of Sayward website at: https://www.sayward.ca.


John France, CAO
Village of Sayward
(250) 282-5512

Mayor John MacDonald
Village of Sayward
(250) 282-5512