Costs increase for Russell Road watermain

Costs increase for Russell Road watermain

During its committee of the whole meeting on March 23, Clarence-Rockland council received a report about the watermain looping and lateral connections on Russell Road.  

A subdivision at the corner of Russell and Drouin Roads in the Village of Cheney has been facing problems regarding its water system for some time now. Back in 2021, the South Nation Conservation Authority reported that some of the project’s septic systems are located too close to existing surface wells along Russell Road, leading to a high risk of contamination. At the time, council approved the recommended solution of looping the water main and installing lateral connections. 

At the time, the city’s share of the costs excluding HST were estimated at $275,941.93, which was approved to be taken from the Water Reserve. Now the municipal portion of the cost has been revised to $369,026 to cover lateral watermain connections for 12 properties along Russell Road, as well as a complete water service hookup for both 494 and 500 Russell Road. 

The item will be voted on during the next regular meeting on April 4. 

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