The Village of Telkwa is looking to pay less money in a bid to get the Trobak Water tower Project started.
That means the Village will look to contribute just over 39 thousand rather than over 390 thousand.
Mayor Darcy Repen says considering the Village is strapped for cash, it’s easier to secure funding for the first phase of the project rather than the whole thing right now.
“The last update we had it was going to cost 2.6 million (for the water tower). We don’t know if that’s where it’s going to land right now. There’s still potential to look at design and location,” says Repen.
He says he won’t slow any of his advocacy for acquiring government funding for the completion of the project to combat a low water capacity in the village.
“Our anticipation is that if we’re funded to do that first stage, it would be pretty bizarre not to get follow up funding to complete the project.”
The Clean Water and Waste Water Fund the village is applying for can fund up to 83 per cent of the project.
Repen says he’ll be meeting with the member of parliament to discuss fairness issues around the time constraints of the fund and Telkwa’s infrastructure issues.