Charlottetown approves ditch filling contracts

Dave Stewart
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Charlottetown City Hall

City council has approved close to $1.7 million in storm pipe construction this year.

The resolution to approve the contacts passed 9-0 (Coun. Danny Redmond was absent).

That kind of work has also been described in the past as ditch infilling.

Council awarded two contracts, both to Island Coastal Services Ltd., based on the fact they were the only submissions the city received.

The first contract amounts to $910,817.08 (14 per cent HST included).

Streets involved are Hillside Drive, Cedar Drive and MacWilliams Road.

The tender was advertised in The Guardian and on the city’s website. The work is expected to be completed no later than Oct. 11.

Island Coastal was also awarded a contract for $784,442.40 (14 per cent HST included).

Storm pipes will be placed on Windymere Drive, Braemore Avenue and Kirkdale Road.

Coun. Terry Bernard, chairman of the public works committee, says the work is part of an ongoing effort to provide the same level of service for all residents in the capital.

Organizations: Island Coastal Services

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Braemore Avenue, Kirkdale Road

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  • vick
    August 06, 2014 - 06:00

    John your winter river is a joke! Its natural to dry up when there hasnt been any rain since Arthur! The city will soon be able to tell you winter river job for yourselves to go fly a kite once they get their new wells up and running.....

  • John te Raa
    August 05, 2014 - 11:28

    In the meantime the Winter River is drying up again. On August 1 according to the Winter River -Tracadie Bay Facebook page;" Five of the six springs that we monitor on the Brackley branch of the river have stopped flowing". On August 3 the flow of the Winter River coming into the Hardy Pond was 7 liters per second. Charlottetown pumps 160 liters per second for comparison from the same watershed area. Why doesn't the City allow water to soak into the ground via ditches to recharge the ground water instead they install 'storm pipes' to send the rain water into the Hillsborough river.