Township water supply secured

Infrastructure investment will ensure safe, clean sustainable water for foreseeable future

When it formally adopted its 2012 budget in April, Langley Township sanctioned an investment in infrastructure that will ensure the community has safe, clean, and sustainable water for decades to come.

One of the big ticket items is the construction of the East Langley Water Supply Project, a new pipeline that will connect to the Greater Vancouver Water District (GVWD) water system. It will bring water to Aldergrove and Gloucester Estates, where water currently comes from wells, which, long-term monitoring has shown, are not sustainable.

“Bringing new, reliable, and long-term water from Metro Vancouver will protect the existing aquifers,” said Township Mayor Jack Froese.  “We are investing in our future and it will pay off significantly in the long run.

“We pride ourselves on the excellent quality of life our residents enjoy, and ensuring they have reliable, sustainable water is an essential part of meeting those expectations.”

All of Langley will also benefit from water projects that will ensure a dependable water supply for decades to come. The Township’s share of the Barnston/Maple Ridge Pump Station, which will also enhance Aldergrove wells and aquifers, was approved in the 2012 Budget, as are upgrades to the Labonte Crescent Watermain near Trinity Western University, which will improve water supplies in that community.