The City of Charlottetown is pleased to inform the public that the Spring Park Combined Sewer Separation Project has passed the halfway mark. The project consists of six construction phases and Phase 3 wrapped up earlier this month.
"The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility and the contractors involved in this project have been working hard to complete each phase in an efficient, timely manner," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "I want to thank everyone involved for successfully taking the project this far and commend residents for their continued cooperation and patience as this necessary work is completed."
Councillor Edward Rice, Chair of the City’s Water and Sewer Utility Committee, said the progress is great, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
"Phases 1, 2 and 3 included the installation of about eight kilometres of new gravity and pressure sewer main throughout the Spring Park area, as well as a new pumping station in Desbrisay Park," said Councillor Rice. "Phase 4 is expected to be complete in November. It will consist of the installation of approximately 1.8 kilometres of new gravity sewer main in the area bounded by Pond Street, Newland Crescent, Queen Street, and University Avenue, including Summer Street, Eden Street, Willow Street and Kirkwood Drive."
Phase 4 has begun and, as a result, Pond Street and Summer Street between Queen Street and University Avenue will be closed for the week. Traffic advisories will be issued each week by the City of Charlottetown and available at: www.charlottetown.ca/roadclosure.php
In conjunction with the Spring Park Combined Sewer Separation project, the Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility will be collecting information regarding services connected to the sewer infrastructure. A licensed plumber will visit homes in the area to review and assess the sewer service connection components of various homes. There will be no entry into homes unless permission is granted by a homeowner/occupant who is above the age of majority.
"Notice has been issued to residents that a representative of Island Coastal Services Limited, accompanied by a licensed plumber will begin the door-to-door campaign this month," said Councillor Rice. "The information collected and the resulting report will be an important piece for the Water and Sewer as it continues work on the Spring Park Combined Sewer Separation Project."
For more information on the Spring Park Project, visit: http://springparkproject.com/
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