Enid Place will soon see work for a watermain replacement as a result of a Council decision on July 31.

More cash for Central Saanich water main expansion

  • Aug. 5, 2017 6:00 a.m.

Tim Collins/News staff

Central Saanich has approved an expansion to a project to renew the water main on Stelly’s Cross Road, tapping into existing funds already allocated for the project to cover the $211,000 of additional work.

The current $870,000 project was approved in December of 2016 and involved a replacement of 1,400 metres of water main in the Brentwood Bay area. The work was part of the municipality’s 2013 Water Master Plan and was required to address fire-flow deficiencies in the area.

When the work began it was resolved that an expansion of the project was warranted.

In a recent report to council John Manson, the Interim Director of Engineering for Central Saanich, sought approval for the expansion, pointing out that the replacement of an additional 400 metres of asbestos cement water main along Stelly’s Cross Road between Enid Place and West Saanich and on the cul-de-sac of Enid Place, was a reasonable and effective use of the already allocated funds.

It was noted that the asbestos cement section in question was nearing the end of its serviceability and that sections of the line are located on Tsartlip lands had been damaged in the past by contractors working on behalf of the Tsartlip. The new project parameters will replace that water-main, moving it onto the public right-of-way to correct that encroachment onto First Nations land and minimize future liabilities.

As well, it was pointed out that the road surface on Enid Place is high on municipal plans for replacement and that replacement of the water-main prior to road resurfacing only made sense.

“This is one of those situations where the stars aligned and we were able to expand the work within the existing approved budget in a way that eventually will save Central Saanich money in the long run. As well, with an asbestos cement line, particularly one that has sustained some damage, it’s only prudent to replace it before any other issues develop,” said Mayor Ryan Windsor.

Just Posted

Delayed grant decisions could send new Crystal Pool costs soaring

Delays could cost the City of Victoria up to $500,000/month more in construction costs

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Province delivers notice of unauthorized occupation to Saanich tent city Camp Namegans

A Ministry of Transportation liaison to Camp Namegans delivered a “notice of… Continue reading

UPDATE: Woman hit by car in parking lot 93 years old

Driver of sedan backs into older adult walking through lot

Stolen West Shore vehicle found in ocean off Oak Bay

SUV was submerged 90 feet from shore at Cattle Point

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Special forces unit to monitor Hells Angels ride on Vancouver Island

Enforcement unit says motorcycle club to hold 35th anniversary ride in Nanaimo

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at B.C. hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital HUB is an acute medical unit that includes 10 patient beds

Saanich Police investigate store robbery

Store video captures image of suspect

Restaurant Brands International to review policy over poaching employees

One of Canada’s largest fast-food company to review ‘no-poach’ franchise agreements

Calgary family’s vacation ends in tragedy on Texas highway

Three people died and four others were injured in the crash

Union construction cost competitive, B.C. Building Trades say

Non-union firms can bid on infrastructure, but employees have to join international unions

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet ahead of Liberals’ team for 2019

Trudeau could lighten the work loads of cabinet ministers who currently oversee more than one portfolio

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read