Open house planned for water separation project

The municipality will hold an open house to explain the details of the Jones Flat and Garnett Valley Water System Separation project.

  • Wed Oct 26th, 2016 11:00am
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The municipality will hold a pre-construction open house to explain the details of the Jones Flat and Garnett Valley Water System Separation project.

The meeting will be held in the Arena Banquet Room on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 7 p.m.

Pyramid Excavation has been awarded the contract for the work.

The construction will begin at the south end of the the project, in the Jones Flat area, and will continue north to the Jones Flat Road and Garnett Valley Road intersection.

In addition to the water system separation work, crews will widen and pave Garnett Valley Road north of Wildhorse Road to a 6.4-metre cross section, with 3.0-metre driving lanes and a 0.2-metre gravel shoulder in each direction.

The water line along Jones Flat Road from Garnett Valley Road to Watson Avenue will be upgraded.

The cost of the nine-kilometre upgrade is estimated at $6.79 million.

The federal government and the province will each contribute $2,263,333, with the federal portion coming through the Small Communities Fund. The funding announcement was made in July, 2015.

Summerland’s share of the funding will come from the general fund for the roads portion and the water utility fund for the water portion.

The roads funding will account for 45 per cent of the municipality’s costs, while the water share is 55 per cent.