NEW WATER LINE – Area C
The cast iron water main along the 4900 block of Chancellor Boulevard and Tasmania Crescent is being replaced. The contractor is Lions Gate Excavations and Demolition. This project is being managed on site by UEL’s municipal engineering consultants Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance (AECOM).
To maintain water service to individual homes the new line will be installed in parallel to the existing line. This means that the existing line will remain in place and operating while the work is under construction and until the existing services are connected to the new main. There will be times when the water to individual homes will be interrupted in order to facilitate the connection to the new line. Interruptions will be as short as possible and probably no longer than 2 to 4 hours at any one time.
The work is expected to be complete mid to late April, weather dependant. If residents have any questions or concerns, they should contact the UEL Office. Residents are asked not to solicit information from or question the contractor’s staff or project manager. Any questions you may have about the project should be directed to the UEL.
SEWER LINE INSTALLATION – Area B
As part of the UEL’s Capital program, two new sewer pipes will be installed in parallel along the 1500 block of Wesbrook Crescent. One pipe will replace the old combined sewer line which is in poor condition. The other pipe is a new storm sewer line. This is part of a strategy to separate storm water and sanitary discharges from homes in Area B.
The UEL, like a number of municipalities in the region, still has some combined storm and sanitary lines as part of the sewage system. This means that storm and sanitary sewage discharge to the same pipe, which drains to the Metro Vancouver treatment plant. In keeping with the Metro Vancouver’s requirement for the separation of storm drainage from sanitary drainage, the UEL – as part of its Capital Plan – has developed a program to separate the flows over time. The section along Wesbrook Crescent that will be replaced this spring is part of that strategy.
New storm and sanitary connection points will be provided to each property along the new section for future connections. Houses along that section do not have to connect to the new service connections until the house undergoes a major renovation or the property is redeveloped.
The Contractor will be digging up the street and under sidewalks to install the new pipes and make connections to properties. Traffic management will be in place, but residents will need to take extra care while the work is underway. The work will impact street parking and may temporarily limit access to driveways. Every reasonable effort will be made to minimize this impact, but residents are asked to be patient and assist any way they can.
The work is expected to be completed before the end of April.