General · 25th April 2017
The long-awaited construction to extend the Quathiaski Cove sewer system started taking shape as construction crews moved in and heavy equipment broke ground on Anderson Road to prepare for pipe installation.
“I couldn’t be happier,” says Jim Abram, Area Director for the Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets. “For several years, we have been trying to get this project moving forward in a fiscally responsible way. I’m so glad I was able to secure the much-needed funding assistance that would allow the project to move forward and get local people working. It is great to see so many Quadra Island contractors working full-time on this project!”
The Quathiaski Cove sewer system extension project was first supported by referendum in July 2014, but it wasn’t until the regional district received grant funding from the Province in the fall of 2016 that construction could actually move forward. The total budget for the project is $1.5 million, over $1 million of which is provided through federal and provincial grant funding.
In early April, Berry and Vale, the company awarded the contract to complete the work, began their preparation for the project by setting up their staging area and project site office on property immediately behind the Peoples Drug Mart pharmacy, just off Plaza Road. Construction crews have removed trees to make way for a walking trail that will connect Nole and Plaza Roads to the Village Core, already begun the pipe installation process on Anderson Road.
“Quadra Islanders may experience some traffic delays during construction,” says Patti Wells, Operations Engineer for the Strathcona Regional District. “It is hard to predict whether there will be disruptions to property owners, but the regional district will be working closely with the contractors and will be in regular communications with all residents as the project continues.”
The project will see the installation of approximately 1,265 metres of gravity sewer pipe, 638 metres of force main, service connections, pavement restorations. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of July this year.
The Strathcona Regional District is a partnership of four electoral areas and five municipalities providing approximately 43,000 residents with 55 services including parks, liquid and solid waste systems, fire protection, emergency preparedness programs and a full-service sports facility.
Jim Abram, Area Director
Discover Islands-Mainland Inlets (Area C)