Busy time of year for Town’s Operation Department Print Article Font Size
new-water-truck.jpgFall is on its way and that means that the Town’s Operations Department is busy working to complete projects and get ready for the upcoming winter season.

New Building Canada Fund Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades:
Beginning September 11, Phase 2 upgrades will start on the remaining two lagoons with substantial completion expected by November 30, 2017. These upgrades, which include adding complete poly liners to both lagoons, as well as replacing and improving aeration system equipment are intended to help reduce odour generation, improve effluent processing capabilities and provide protection to the environment.

Slip lining:
Beginning the week of September 11th, 2017, approximately 350 metres of sanitary main slip lining work will commence. The cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is a common “trenchless” method used to repair and rehabilitate (renew) existing pipelines and involves inserting a fiberglass sock into the existing pipe and curing it in place - essentially creating a new pipe within the old!

The project supports Town Council’s Strategic Priority of Asset Renewal and the benefit of the technology is that there should be no need for excavation – resulting in a more cost effective means of rehabilitating deep utility infrastructure with less  disturbance to the affected community.
The work will be completed in three locations around town. Notices will go out directly to the properties in the immediate vicinity of the work as there will be temporary scheduled service interruptions. The work is expected to be substantially complete by September 30th, 2017.
Storm cleanup:
It has been a little over a month since a devastating windstorm created significant tree and in some cases structure damage throughout the community and surrounding areas. In that time, Town crews have been working hard to assess and clean up areas that posed a danger to the public in a priority sequence.

The damage was so severe, that some areas which were assessed and cleaned up in late July and early August have actually seen more trees come down in the last few weeks. As a result, the Town’s contracted arborist will be out again in the community over the next few weeks reassessing our public spaces so that our crews can again complete clean up work as required.

Please note that the new Selkirk Connector trail behind the high school suffered severe damage and will remain closed until further notice.

Retrofitted water truck:
Residents may notice a new water truck out and about in the community. In fact, this is actually one of our replaced plow trucks that was retrofitted in order to function as a water truck! One the of best things about the new truck is that it has been designed to serve double-duty as a Fire Department fire tender for bulk transport of water to unserviced areas around the community.

Roof repair at the Golden Swimming Pool and Mount 7 Rec Plex:
Thanks to grants from the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program and Columbia Basin Trust, the pool received a major facelift last winter with some new additions to make the facility more accessible and fun. As part of that work, the pool will be receiving a new roof this fall! Work is expected to begin this month.

This month the Mount 7 Rec Plex will also be undergoing roof replacement work on sections not renewed in 2009 and 2011 as part of scheduled facility maintenance.