Located in downtown Sechelt on the site of the existing Ebbtide Wastewater Treatment , the new Water Resource Centre includes a greenhouse that uses innovative organic processes to filter waste products as a key feature of the treatment process. The design ensures the facility will integrate well with the surrounding neighbourhood and the adjacent Sechelt Marsh park.
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Designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold accreditation, the Sechelt Water Resource Centre will provide residents with energy-efficient wastewater treatment for years to come. As one of its innovative elements, a greenhouse will use organic processes to help filter waste products. Improved treatment methods also mean that odours and noise that were previously produced during the treatment process will be eliminated.
Funding for this $24.9 million project was provided from a variety of sources. The Government of Canada’s total contribution is over $18 million, comprised of $8 million from the federal Gas Tax Fund, $1.6 million from the Communities Component of the 2007 Building Canada Fund, and a non-repayable grant and low interest loan totalling $8.4 million from the Green Municipal Fund. The Province of British Columbia provided $1.6 million. The Sechelt Indian Government District paid $1.68 million to purchase treatment capacity for its residents and businesses. The balance of the project cost of $3.7 million was contributed by the District of Sechelt using reserves set aside for this purpose.