District Receives Funding for Sustainability Planning
The District of West Vancouver has received three Provincial Planning Grants to study our water infrastructure and help evaluate green house gas reduction.
Water Infrastructure Asset Valuation Study & Water Infrastructure Capital Renewal Program
By better understanding the condition and durability of the District’s water supply and distribution system, the need for future upgrades can be assessed, planned and implemented for long-term sustainability. This approach can avoid costly emergency repairs, inconvenience and negative environmental impact.
Options for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Study
The District’s Climate Action Charter, which provides a green house gas emissions inventory, was signed on September 22, 2008. With the infrastructure grant, the Engineering & Transportation Department will move forward to develop an action plan on ways to reduce the carbon footprint of Engineering functions, including water and sewerage pumping facilities. The planning process will review emissions inventory and identify cost-effective, high impact projects to pursue as the District moves towards the Province’s goal of becoming carbon neutral.
“Our government is committed to building communities and it starts with sound planning,” says West-Vancouver-Garibaldi MLA Joan McIntyre. “The Infrastructure Planning Grant Program provides much needed resources to assist local government to develop future solutions and is a key starting point for building a foundation that is sustainable.”
Visit MLA Joan McIntyre's Infrastructure Grants announcement for more information.