The Seymour-Capilano plant in Metro Vancouver is the result of a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and Metro Vancouver.
The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia jointly invested $100 million in the Seymour-Capilano water filtration plant. The British Columbia Local Government Grant Programme invested an additional $18 million for a pumping station near Capilano Reservoir and Cleveland Dam. Metro Vancouver budgeted $820 million for water related projects for Seymour and Capilano sources, including almost $328 million for the Seymour-Capilano water filtration plant.
Naomi Yamamoto, British Columbia’s Minister of State for Intergovernmental Relations on behalf of Community and Rural Development Minister Bill Bennett said: “This filtration technology will ensure Lower Mainland residents have a high standard of water quality for years to come. This project has not only made Metro Vancouver a leader in water filtration technology it has created an estimated 800 jobs during the construction process.”