A section of the East Feeder Water Line will be replaced.
© Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
The line runs 4.2 kilometers from the High Service Reservoir to the intersection of First Avenue Southeast and Lilloeet Street East. It feeds potable water from the reservoir to the east side of South Hill.
At Monday’s council meeting, councillors approved awarding the construction contract to KMS Construction Ltd for the replacement of 650 meters of the line from the intersection of First Avenue Southeast and Lilloeet Street to the intersection of Second Avenue East and Manitoba Street as the first phase of the project. The cost is $2.94 million.
“It needs to be done. It’s urgent. We are short in our capital budget,” said Coun. Brian Swanson.
The project was tendered three times in 2013 to replace the “most deteriorated” section from the intersection of First Avenue Southeast and Lilloeet Street to the intersection of Third Avenue Northeast and Athabasca Street, said an engineering department report.
After only receiving bids higher than the budgeted amount, the city decided to reduce the project length from 1,700 meters to 650 meters. A single bid was received with a price of $3.25 million including contingency. It was negotiated down to $2.94 million.
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