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Campbell River boasts of future savings from installing new water system

Cost reductions are primarily the result of efficient design of integrated water supply and disinfection facilities and an overall net increase in water system operating pressure.


The city of Campbell River has issued a news release stating that its ongoing water supply project reduces the cost of future water system upgrades by an estimated $16.5 million over the next 10 years.

As indicated in a project update from the city in December, 2016, Stantec Consulting Ltd. and Highland Engineering & Surveying were working with a team of sub consultants undertaking the design for the water supply project. The new water supply system project is designed to improve reliability and resiliency of the city’s water supply.

“With the construction of Campbell River’s new water intake and water quality centre at John Hart Lake, we eliminate the need for millions of dollars in future upgrades that would have otherwise been required,” said Mayor Andy Adams.

“Future capital plan cost reductions are primarily the result of efficient design of integrated water supply and disinfection facilities and an overall net increase in water system operating pressure,” explained Jennifer Peters, the city’s utilities manager. “The new water system will include a pumping component that ensures water can be supplied to the community regardless of the water elevation in John Hart Lake, which greatly improves the reliability of community water.”

Construction of the City’s new water supply system is expected to be completed in early 2018 with commissioning in spring 2018.