© Geraldine Brophy
Work on Corner Brook’s new $50-million water treatment plant and distribution system are on budget and on schedule to be completed this fall. Exterior cladding of the building has been done, while work on the glazing, doors and interior lining panel is ongoing.
Corner Brook’s new water treatment plant and distribution system are on budget and on schedule to be completed this fall.
Coun. Josh Carey gave an update on the $50-million project during Monday night’s public meeting of city council.
Construction of the water treatment plant at the western entrance to the city on the Trans-Canada Highway continued throughout the winter. Exterior cladding of the building has been done, while work on the glazing, doors and interior lining panel is ongoing.
Interior masonry walls are being installed and the main process tanks have been filled with water for leakage testing.
Carey said the majority of process and mechanical equipment has been installed, rough plumbing is ongoing and the electrical rough-in is continuing. Civil works started up in May, with a focus on the installation of the final underground piping, including piping to the reservoirs at the rear of the plant.
Storm water pipe and retention areas are to be completed in the coming months.
Assembly of the treated water reservoirs has begun with the supplier being on-site and building the roof structure for one of the tanks.
“If anybody has been in that area and noticed, there is a large oval area, somewhat resembling a flying saucer,” said Carey. “That is the reservoir tank and it is almost nearly completed.”
As for the water transmission main, that component of the project has entered its third and final phase. The contract for the work has been awarded and work is expected to begin around the end of June.
The final phase consists of installing a water main pipe from Sunnyslope Drive to Woodbine Avenue, via O’Connell Drive. It also includes the construction of a new pressure-reducing valve and chlorination station.
City council is hoping to begin testing the new water treatment and distribution system in the fall.