Coldstream is investigating whether it’s worth extending sewer to some Coldstream residents even though they don’t want it.
The district is hoping to conduct a detailed design of the Aberdeen Road trunk sewer extension, and has submitted a grant application to help fund it.
To extend the sanitary trunk main up Aberdeen Road to Middleton Drive is estimated to cost approximately $5 million.
On top of the hefty price tag, there doesn’t appear to be a lot of interest in the neighbourhood.
“At this point in time the residents are not prepared to pay the cost of hooking up,” said Coun. Richard Enns.
But Enns, along with several other councillors, agree that it is important to have shovel-ready projects. Although some other projects such as the Kidston Road crossing and Shumanski Drive were suggested.
“Just getting the planning done is a good thing,” said Mayor Jim Garlick, who would like to obtain more details to share with the public. “Having the consultation is a good thing.”