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The project includes specific and significant infrastructure upgrades and modifications to improve various supply, storage and distribution components of the municipal water system. The proposed upgrades and modifications are aimed at enhancing system reliability, flexibility and expandability, increasing water storage capacity, and improving the interconnection between adjacent neighborhood water systems.
The project consists of nine sub-projects or activities listed below:
It is important to note that the completion of the project will improve the storage capacity of our system, however it does not provide an additional water supply source. The Village is concurrently involved in an extensive wellfield exploration project.
To date we have issued three tenders for the water tower project. Contract One was for the installation of ten hydrants and two gate valves. This is only a small portion of the number of hydrants that will be installed for the project. These hydrants were installed in conjunction with the 2009 Street Improvement Program and the remainder of the hydrants will be installed in 2010. You may have noted that the hydrants in the Village are currently painted black. This is to indicate that they are operational for flushing the utility lines only, and not for firefighting capabilities. The new storage tower will provide us with the necessary capacity for firefighting capabilities and once on-line, all of the hydrants in the Village will be painted red to indicate their operational status. The work detailed in Contract One has been completed.
Contract Two is for the elevated water storage reservoir, or water tower. The reservoir represents the cornerstone component of the project. The tower is located to the west of the New Maryland Elementary School, at the end of Sprucewood Drive. The storage capacity of 460,000 gallons will be capable of satisfying peak water demands, fire-fighting flows and emergency water uses for an equivalent service population totaling approximately 3600 people. This contract was issued in September of 2009 and the tower is currently under construction. We will continue to add photos to the website to keep our residents apprised of the status of the construction.
Contract Three was issued in August 2009 for the Interconnecting Water Mains and Access Roadway. This component will create the access roadway and will replace and upgrade key piping sections that hydraulically limit the water delivery to the water distribution network piping and the proposed elevated water storage reservoir. This upgrade will ensure adequate flow capacities from the water supply wells are achieved and maintained, and that the pumping energy needed to deliver water to the elevated reservoir is minimized.
The remainder of the tenders will be issued in early 2010 and we hope to have the new system operational by November 2010. We will provide status reports and updates as contracts are issued throughout the project.
Street Improvement Program
The results of the two-year program will see improvements to a substantial portion of the streets in the Village. Approximately 7.3 kilometers of street improvement has been completed in 2009 at a cost of $1.7 million dollars. An additional 7.3 kilometers is scheduled for completion in 2010.
Varying degrees of construction improvements were used in the streets. This ranged from a complete rebuild of base materials to the resurfacing of the street. One new technique that was incorporated in the street improvement program was the pulverizing of the surface asphalt and mixing it with the base material. This is seen as a “greener” approach in reconstructing streets.
Streets or portions thereof that have been completed in 2009 include: Atkinson Lane, Shaw Lane, Springwater Lane, Woodlawn Lane, Sunrise Estates Drive, Sprucewood Drive, Daniel Drive, Phillips Drive, Horncastle Avenue and Bradshaw Drive.
We will update this site to advise residents as tenders and contracts are issued in 2010 to continue the Street Improvement Program.
Summer 2015: At the June 17, 2015 Council meeting, Perfection Paving Ltd. was awarded the contract for the “Stonehurst Avenue and Michelle Street – Street Improvement Program (2015)”. The work will include scarifying, pulverizing and reclamation of existing asphalt/chip seal and granulars of approximately 640 metres on Stonehurst Avenue and Michelle Street. It will also include manhole and catch basin adjustment, fixing/replacing existing swales, the shaping and grading of reclaimed granular materials and asphalt paving. The work will be completed by the end of August 2015.