Thanks to all of you who attended the ribbon cutting for the West Bench pump house today. A couple of people have asked me about the numbers in my remarks, so I have posted my script (which I mostly followed) below:
This water project can be summarized with two numbers: 6 and 18 million.
Six different governments had to work together to get this job done. That’s 7 if you count Interior Health as its own level of government. 8 if you count Fortis**.
Obviously, the RDOS and the City of Penticton are heavily invested in an ongoing partnership. However, this partnership is laid on a foundation created by the West Bench Irrigation District. Building the project required a continuous give and take between various provincial ministries and the PIB.