Thompson-Nicola Regional-District directors decided during their July 17 meeting that the completion of construction of the septage rece9ving station in Clearwater will be funded through $25,000 of federal Gas Tax funding.
During their July 8 meeting, Clearwater town councillors approved making $25,000 available to help the TNRD pay for the septage project being over budget.
The overage was about $30,000 at the time, said Sukh Gill, TNRD chief administrative officer. However, he felt it prudent to have $50,000 available to cover any contingencies.
The money should be split 50/50 between the regional district and the municipality, he suggested.
Gill noted that the overall budget for the project was $1.3 to $1.4 million but had been reduced to the $1.1 million range.
Clearwater mayor John Harwood commented that having the septage facility in Clearwater would be a huge benefit to the area.
The alternative would be to truck septic tank effluent to near Kamloops, he pointed out.