The preliminary design is currently under way for the water supply transmission mains. Detailed Design to commence in the fall 2021. Construction to start in 2022.
Koers and Associates Engineering Limited have been hired to carry out a preliminary assessment of the proposed pipeline alignment and to prepare a preliminary pipeline design.
Ground surveys of the proposed pipe alignment for Phase 1 started at the end of March 2021. Phase 2 surveys started in June 2021.
The City consulted with the Provincial Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to ascertain the viability of following the Nanaimo Parkway as a proposed pipeline alignment route.
City staff outlined eight possible pipeline alignments and held a workshop with operations and management staff in Engineering, Public Works, Construction, Development Control, Real Estate and Parks to review, inform and discuss the merits of each option.
Staff were then asked to review the eight possible alignments and assess them on their merits.
The consensus of opinion was that the alignment following the east side of the Nanaimo Parkway was the most favorable option.