City awards tender for next phase of Big Eddy water project

VVI construction will be designing and building a second water reservoir

Another phase of construction on the Big Eddy water project has been awarded to a contractor. (File photo)

City Council awarded the contract for the construction of the second reservoir for the Big Eddy Water System to Revelstoke’s VVI Construction.

The negotiated proposal price came in at $712,335, excluding GST.

READ MORE: City of Revelstoke trying to fill 11 positions

This phase of the work includes:

  • a bolted steel tank reservoir with a minimum capacity of 1,400 metres cubed
  • reservoir controls, piping, instrumentation and communications
  • site grading for the new reservoir
  • connections to existing pipes

Two-thirds of the funding for the project is coming from the Provincial and Federal Building Canada fund the other third is coming being paid for by the Big Eddy residents through a parcel tax. So far the city has spent almost $4.7 million on the project leaving just over $1 million left in the budget.

Other companies that submitted tenders for the project included Greatario Industrial Storage Systems Ltd., H2Flow Tanks and Systems and True Construction.

READ MORE: Caribou debate makes international headlines

VVI’s tender amount was the lowest by close to $140,000.

Further work plans for the project include completion of a third well, connection of the second reservoir to the system, completion of the SCADA system, installation of additional hydrants, installation of flow meters at the reservoirs, decommissioning of an existing test well and the development of a water model. The project also requires development of an asset management plan, development of a water conservation plan and development of a well closure bylaw as conditions for the grant funding.


 

@JDoll_Revy
jocelyn.doll@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Second cannabis store in the works for Revelstoke

City Council approved a development variance permit for Revelsmoke Aug. 13

No public comments on Mackenzie Village development agreement amendments

Revelstoke City Council held a public hearing and heard one written comment and none in-person

Author of Emily Carr books coming to speak in Revelstoke

Laurie Carter will be at the Revelstoke library on Sept. 26

Photos: Railway Days at Revelstoke Railway Museum 2019

Today was Railway Days at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. There was food,… Continue reading

Festival goers at the 27th annual Roots and Blues Festival

The Observer asked: Where are you from and what brought you to the festival?

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

Summerland’s downtown has gone through numerous changes

Main Street has been commercial hub of community for many years

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

Okanagan climate advocacy group protests against Tolko

Group to demonstrate outside Vernon head office Monday over plan to log close to water supply

Okanagan Cultural Connections live venue tour kicks off in Vernon

Two dozen promoters, national booking agents, and music reps to visit venues from Vernon to Oliver

Most Read