Quesnel City Council has approved a multi-million dollars funding application to help fund the replacement of the Two Mile Flat water main into North Quesnel.
Chris Cobin, the Director of Capital Works and Infrastructure, went over some of the numbers at this week’s Council meeting…
“The estimated cost of this project based on 2016 planning work is just under 4.7 million dollars. The estimate is being refined in preparation for the funding application. The model through this program is 40 percent federal contribution, 33 percent and 27 percent municipal.”
That would put the city’s portion of the bill in the 390 thousand dollar range…
Cobin says the current water main is undersized and 50 years old.
He says it needs to be replaced as it is the main feed to the core of the city from two high producing water wells.