Damaged storm sewer infrastructure to be repaired in Wetaskiwin

Storm sewer project awarded to Cobra Plumbing & Gasfitting Ltd.

Multiple storm sewer locations under City of Wetaskiwin jurisdiction will receive rehabilitation work from Cobra Plumbing &Gasfitting Ltd.

City council awarded the rehabilitation project — pertaining to the golf course culvert along Highway 2A as well as two pipes and a manhole along Highway 2A at the Horizons Centre — during its June 26 meeting.

The construction project for the three locations will move ahead with a budget of $614,000. Administration was also authorized to transfer the amount of $100,000 from the water reserve for this project.

Sue Howard, director of engineering and development, explained to council the project was put out as a request for quotation rather than a tender because there are three locations involved with multiple possible solutions. The city received three submissions.

“We felt Cobra presented the solutions for all three sites,” said Howard. She added Cobra Plumbing &Gasfitting Ltd. was the only three of the applicants to address all three sites in its submission.

There was the option of only working on two of the sites this year and the third next year to lower costs. However, there is a risk that there will be a pipe failure prior to the next budget approval, which would typically increase the project cost for the remaining item by about 30 per cent.

“That’s why we went ahead to ask for the full amount,” said Howard.

Just Posted

Cow feeding economics for the 2019-20 winter season

Keep in mind prrice and availability of feed

Boat and trailer purchase necessary, hears county council

Several departments needed a better boat says CAO

Hot Habanero jelly good for a get-together

Homemade applesauce recipe in this week’s kitchen

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

Branco, Blatz-Morgan win City of Wetaskiwin by-election race Sept. 11

Branco records 761 votes, Blatz-Morgan 688: unofficial results

Fashion Fridays: 10 effortlessly stylish items for fall

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Red Deer Rebels drop preseason tilt to Tigers 5-3

Rebels fail to score after three first period goals

Canada Post has unfair advantage in distributing flyers: news group

Crown corporation argues newspapers, private operators deliver majority of flyers in Canada

Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake

The Town announced they are finalizing an agreement to have a WCBL team in the future sports park

Sylvan Lake’s rainbow crosswalk defaced with homophobic message

The crosswalk was repainted Thursday morning to remove traces of the spray-painted words

Mounties lay secrets-law charges against one of their own

Cameron Ortis has been charged under the Security of Information Act

Canadian bobsledder Kaillie Humphries files lawsuit in bid to race for U.S.

Two-time world champion wants to expedite release from national team after filing harassment claims

Absent Trudeau is main target in leaders’ first election debate

Vying for third place, both NDP and Green leaders paint Liberals and Tories as establishment parties

Moose breaks into Fort St. John school district office

Conservation officers found the animal and determined it was fine, ‘all things considered’

Most Read