Township set to award contract to connect water systems in
Adjala Tosorontio councillors will be asked Monday night to award a
$218,621 contract to Dev Con Inc to connect the two water systems in
The Township received $112,000 in government grants for the project,
but only budgeted $186,000. When all the remaining components are
factored in, the total project cost rises to $275,000, leaving a
shortfall of $91,000, which is earmarked to be funded from water
The Loretto Heights water system (west of County Road 50) terminates
approximately 80m west of County Road 50. Existing residence at the
north corner of Simon Drive and County Road 50 is not currently served
by municipal water. Part of the project will provide a
lateral service connection to the lot line to provide the future
potential of municipal water
service to this residence. The WECA water system (east of County Road
50) terminates at the intersection of John Street and Eliza Street.
The watermain connection is one of the Township's top priorities.
According to the report to council, it comes with several benefits
Connecting the two water systems provides redundancy and
protection. The existing Loretto Heights water system is fed from a
single well and is thus at significant risk. Indeed staff are of the
opinion that it is only a matter of time before the MOECC orders
redundancy. By connecting the two systems together, the "one system"
will now be fed from 3 different wells.
By connecting the two systems, it may be possible to
achieve increased capacity. The WECA water system is essentially at
capacity in that additional development of any kind could likely not be
accommodated. Providing connection from Loretto Heights may provide
some incremental capacity to allow for development of a few more lots
near the Evergreen Estates subdivision.
Extending the water main north along County Road 50,
provides for future opportunities to provide water service to the
Loretto Fire Hall and structures to the north.
This project will result in looping of the water mains in
the area and the removal of 2 dead ends. As a result, there will be a
minor reduction in maintenance requirements (flushing) and a possible
improvement of water quality for those residents currently on the dead
Extending the water system will provide for service
potential to the resident at the northwest corner of the intersection
of Simon Drive and County Road 50. Upon approval of the work, the
resident will be so advised of the work and the potential to connect.
If council votes against awarding the contract, it risks losing the
provincial and federal grant.