Grant goes towards sanitary sewer plan

A $46,500 federal gas tax grant has been received for the long-term sanitary sewer utility plan.

The City of Vernon is planning for the future after a major cash infusion.

A $46,500 federal gas tax grant has been received for the long-term sanitary sewer utility plan.

“The plan is an asset management project that will complete a risk assessment of the sanitary sewer system,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, the city’s communications officer.

“The information from the assessment will be used to create a prioritized list of replacements, which consider both condition and capacity.”

Laing Gahr says an analysis of ways to reduce renewal costs to match available long-term funding needs to be completed.

“The goal of this project is to reduce the annual renewal budget while optimizing the city’s infrastructure investment to support the sustainable delivery of services to the community.”

City staff will begin a request for proposal process shortly for the delivery of the plan.