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Vancouver, British Columbia gears up for new drinking water tunnel

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Already being referred to as "an engineering marvel" and "the biggest water infrastructure project ever attempted" in Vancouver, British Columbia is gearing up to unveil a new underground drinking water tunnel that runs under a major river.

CBC News revealed that this new drinking water tunnel is 3.5 meters (11.4 feet) across and one kilometer (.62 of a mile) long and is 30 meters (98.4 feet) below the Fraser River. It cost $240 million and took four years to build.

The senior engineer for the project says “the new tunnel will have double the capacity and be much more durable than the existing pipe.”

Investing in North America’s water infrastructure is important, especially considering the value that water provides.

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