Aug 17 2012
New Reservoir No.1 & Energy Recovery Project Set to Begin
For Immediate Release
17 AUGUST 2012 - The City of Nanaimo will be replacing the old open-air Reservoir No.1 with a new enclosed reservoir and energy recovery facility in the Colliery Dam Park area. The total cost of the project is budgeted at $11.2 million, including $7.8 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund which is administered by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). The balance will be funded from City water reserves.
Phase one of construction will begin in late August 2012 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2012. Phase one will include the installation of a new pipeline and clearing of trees at the reservoir site. The second phase includes the construction of the new reservoir and energy recovery facility and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014. The new concrete reservoir will be located adjacent to Nanaimo Lakes Rd, just north (east) of the Nanaimo Parkway.
Benefits of the project include:
For an overview of the project please see the attached project backgrounder and location plan. For more information about the project please contact Bill Sims, Manager, Water Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-756-5302.