InPower BC, through ASL-JV, and BC Hydro have teamed together to provide a $1,500 donation to the Campbell River SPCA, as a result of the construction work at the John Hart project.
“Our contractor needs water to support their drilling equipment to excavate the new tunnel and generating station, and ASL-JV came to us about the possibility of pulling water off the John Hart penstock,” says BC Hydro’s Stephen Watson. “In any potential agreement with a third party, BC Hydro must be compensated for water withdrawn that would otherwise be used for power generation. Given the small amount of water calculated over the next few years, and the order of magnitude of the compensation, both parties agreed it would be best to donate the funds to a local charity.”
“We’re glad to make this donation to the local SPCA,” says Scott Marshall, project manager for ASL-JV, the civil contractor on the John Hart project. “Our crews are members of the community and we want to support Campbell River where we can.”
The agreement is good news for the SPCA who recently opened a new location on 13th Ave.
“The BCSPCA is strictly funded by donations – community support like this is the most important thing for us to continue to operate,” said Stephanie Arkwright, Campbell River SPCA.