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Crews begin work to improve critical Bobcaygeon infrastructure

January 19, 2016 - BOBCAYGEON – Crews have begun work on a critical infrastructure project to enhance watermain services to the south side of Bobcaygeon.

“As part of the 2014 capacity assessment undertaken by WSP Canada, the need for a number of critical infrastructure projects was identified to accommodate future growth in Bobcaygeon,” explained Corby Purdy, Supervisor, Infrastructure Design and Construction for the City.

Council approved the $300,000 project in late November which will see a new 300mm watermain installed across the Trent Canal.

“Based on discussions with Trent Severn Waterway (TSW) it was revealed that the new 300mm watermain could be installed across the canal by twinning the existing 250mm watermain with the existing utility trough beside the existing watermain,” Mr. Purdy explained.

Once complete this spring, the additional watermain crossing will act as a secondary feed for the community to ensure reliability and redundancy as well as accommodating future growth within that region.

To accommodate the work Canal Street West is now closed.

“We are asking residents, business owners and all motorists to use Bolton Street, King Street and Sherbrook Street to permit the completion of the much-needed work,” said Mr. Purdy. “We appreciate everyone’s patience while crews get the project completed.”

Work is expected to wrap-up by March 1, 2016.


For more information please contact:

Nafiur Rahman
Senior Engineering Technician
705-324-9411 Ext. 1193

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