New potable bulk water station opens in Golden Print Article Font Size
Golden-area residents outside the Town’s water distribution system now have a new reliable source of safe drinking water, with the completion of a new potable bulk water station.
 
The new bulk water station is located at the Town of Golden Works Yard on 11th Avenue North. Owned and operated by the Town of Golden, it has been funded and installed as part of the Province’s Highway 1 Kicking Horse Canyon Project (Phase 4). While available to residents throughout the area, its main purpose is to provide a safe and reliable replacement source of water for people currently drawing non-potable water from Dart Creek, which will become inaccessible during construction of Phase 4 highway improvements. Highway construction in the Canyon is expected to begin in earnest by next spring.
 
Area residents wishing to purchase water from the new facility can visit Town Hall or contact utilities@golden.ca to fill out an application for an account and pay a $50 deposit for use of the station. A key fob will be issued a few days later. The current rate is $3.56 per cubic metre (about 220 Imperial gallons). Users will need to supply their own filling hose and connecting hardware.
 
The Kicking Horse Canyon Project is one of the Province's top transportation priorities, with a budget of $601 million ($386 million from the provincial government and $215 million from the federal government). Phase 4 will realign and widen the final 4.8 kilometres through the canyon to four lanes, installing median barrier and snow avalanche and rock fall hazard protection to improve safety, capacity and reliability. Completion is expected in 2023-24.
 
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For more information on the Kicking Horse Canyon Project, visit: www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca.