Fintry water project underway

  • May. 15, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The equipment’s in place, asphalt is being cut and pipes will soon be buried for a new water system in the North Westside Road area.

Construction is underway for the $6 million water system that will service Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun.

“Over the next six months, crews will install approximately 12 kilometres of water mains that will provide both treated water and fire flows to more than 340 properties in the three areas,” said Bruce Smith, communications co-ordinator.

“We hope to have the project completed by this fall.  None of these properties have ever had domestic water service and residents have had to make their own arrangements to get water.”

During the project, residents and motorists in the area may experience inconveniences

“Please obey flag people and signage that you encounter along roads in the area during construction and where alternate traffic routes exist, please use these routes whenever possible,” said Smith.

Until mid-June initial construction is concentrating on the transmission main along Westside Road and motorists should expect single-lane alternating traffic while this section of work is being done.

“As well, construction is underway on the pump station in the lower Fintry area,” said Smith.

‘Work on additional control buildings and associated water works will take place throughout the project and it is anticipated construction on the Firwood Road reservoir will be underway by early summer.”