Watermain construction projects
Each year, the SCRD plans, designs and constructs new watermains in the Regional Water System. These watermain construction projects are to replace the old and undersized watermains. The goal of the watermain construction projects are to improve fire flows, water quality and the overall system reliability.
The nature of watermain construction requires occasional traffic delays and interruption of water service. Traffic control plans will be in place to minimize disruption traffic delay and notices are handed out to all affected residents prior to all planned water shut-downs.
The 200 mm and 150 mm diameter water mains on Chaster Road between Frank West Hall and Pratt Road, and on Pratt Road between Chaster Road and Malaview Road, will be replaced with new 300 mm ductile iron water mains. This will enhance system reliability and improve flows to the Chaster area. Construction is expected to begin in August 2021.
The 200 mm diameter asbestos cement water main on Henry Road north of Reed Road will be replaced with a new 300 mm diameter ductile iron water main. This will enhance system reliability and improve flow in and out of the Henry Road Reservoir, located on Cemetery Road west of Henry Road. Construction is expected to begin in September 2021.
The SCRD will be constructing new 50 mm diameter HDPE waterlines on Gordon Road, Esplanade Road west of Meek Road, and Forin Road in the Eastbourne Water System on Keats Island. This will complete the Eastbourne Water System line burying program which has been underway since approximately 2010. This will improve system reliability and flows to the western side of the Eastbourne System. Construction is expected to take place in two phases, with some work completed in Fall 2021 and the remainder in Spring 2022.
Engineering design is underway for the replacement of the marine crossing between Wescan Road and Sans Souci Road in Halfmoon Bay. Construction is planned for summer of 2022, pending permitting approvals.
Mark and Chris Way
COMPLETED Winter 2021. The 50 mm PVC waterline along Chris Way and the lower section of Mark Way has been upgraded to a 200 mm Ductile Iron waterline. A fire hydrant has been installed at the intersection of Chris/Mark Way which now provides better fire protection to the area. All water services were upgraded and connected to the new main. Paving and shouldering was completed in February. The project is now complete and under budget.
Chapman Creek Bridge – Davis Bay
COMPLETED Summer 2019. The 200 mm steel watermain crossing Chapman Creek below the Chapman Creek Bridge was replaced with a new 200 mm HDPE watermain.
COMPLETED Spring 2019. The 200 mm asbestos cement watermain on Henry Road between Russel Road and Reed Road was replaced with a 200 mm ductile iron watermain. This section of Henry Road, as well as Russel Road, are now connected to a higher pressure zone and resulting in improved service pressure and fire flows in the area.