Cache Creek received official word last week that it was receiving $133,332 from the provincial/federal infrastructure programming for its new Pressure Reduction System (PRV) Relocation and Safety Upgrade.
MLA Jackie Tegart made the announcment in Cache Creek on Friday.
“It’s extemely helpful when we get project [applications] that are well planned,” she said. “We look forward to a ribbon cutting!”
Mayor John Ranta thanked the MLA for “going to bat” for the Village.
The grants represent two-thirds of the project cost. The Village is responsible for the rest.
The PRV system comes as a pre-engineered building which houses the entire system, and is expected to be located on Stage Rd. next to the cemetery. It would even out the pressure around Cache Creek and keep a consistent flow from the reservoirs. That would reduce bacterial build up inside the reservoirs and reduce maintance costs for the tanks. It would also ensure sufficient water pressure to all fire hydrants around town and prevent pressure collapse.
The system was recommended to the Village by former Superintendent of Public Works, Deb Channell, whom Mayor John Ranta acknowledged, as well as grant writer Gayle Olson.
The project’s design and construction are expected to cost around $200,000.