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Jones Flat and Garnet Valley Water System Separation Project

For daily updates on the status and any alerts related to this project, please follow the dedicated project Facebook page or Twitter account.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Contractor works from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, this may be extended to 7:00 pm as the project progresses

Delays will be kept to a maximum 15 minutes from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Delays up to 30 minutes may occur between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.  The District understands that this is an inconvenience and we do appreciate your patience as construction moves ahead.  Every effort will be made to keep delays to a minimum.

Please observe traffic control as flaggers and a pilot car are on site for the safety of everyone.

Roads are being monitored and will be graded, as required throughout the working day.

For any other questions or concerns, please contact Kris Johnson, Director of Works and Utilities at 250-494-0431 or email kjohnson@summerland.ca.

Project Updates

March 23, 2017

Over the last 2 weeks the following work has been completed:

  • Testing and flushing of the new watermain constructed on Washington Avenue and Jones Flat Road
  • Installation of new water services and connections to existing services on Washington Avenue and Jones Flat Road
  • Maintenance of the roads impacted by previous construction
  • Installation of new watermain along Garnet Valley Road from 16010 Garnet Valley Road to 17304 Garnet Valley Road
  • Construction of the foundation for the new pump house near 19106 Garnet Valley Road has begun.

During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

  • Installation of the new watermain on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 Garnet Valley Road and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Completion of the new water services installations on Washington Avenue
  • Construction of the new pump house will continue with pouring of the concrete footings
  • Continue to maintain roads impacted by previous construction

Previous Updates

March 23, 2017

Irrigation watermain installation continues today, in the vicinity of 17418 Garnet Valley Road and moving northward.

Footings are being poured this afternoon at the new booster pumpstation site at 19106 Garnet Valley Road.

Testing of irrigation main on Washington Avenue is ongoing.

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March 22, 2017

Contractor is connecting new domestic watermain to the existing main at the corner of Garnet Avenue and Jones Flat Road.  Residents on Jones Flat Road from Garnet Avenue to Watson Avenue will be switched to the new watermain today.  Residents affected received a hand delivered notice on March 20.

Contractor continues to trench and install irrigation main starting in the vicinity of 17304 Garnet Valley Road and heading north.

Forming footings and tying rebar at the booster pumpstation site at 19106 Garnet Valley Road. 

Flushing new irrigation main on Washington Avenue.


March 21, 2017

Contractor is performing irrigation watermain trenching and installation beginning at 17216 Garnet Valley Road and northward.

Excavation and preparation for footings for the booster pumpstation at 19106 Garnet Valley Road.

Testing and disinfecting new irrigation watermain on Washington Avenue.

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March 14, 2017

Over the last two weeks the following work has been completed:

  • Installation of the new watermains at the east end of Blair Street and on Washington Avenue.
  • Asphalt milling on Garnet Valley Road north of Jones Flat Road.
  • Maintenance of the roads impacted by construction that occurred previously.
  • Locating of gas main along Garnet Valley Road.

During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

  • Testing and flushing of the new watermain constructed on Washington Avenue and Jones Flat Road.
  • Installation of new water services and connections to existing services on Washington Avenue and Jones Flat Road.
  • Construction will begin on the new pumphouse which is located near 19106 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Installation of the new watermain on Garnet Valley Road will begin near Jones Flat Road.

February 28, 2017

Over the past two weeks Pyramid Excavating has resumed construction in the Jones Flat Road area. Installation of the new domestic watermain has been completed along Jones Flat Road and Watson Avenue. For the week of February 27, Pyramid expects to complete the following: - Water service installation along Jones Flat Road and Watson Avenue - Installation of new watermain and water services on Graham Street and Washington Avenue
- Preparation for construction on Garnet Valley Road

Pyramid expects the installation of the new watermain on Garnet Valley Road to begin the week of March 6, starting from where they left off in December 2016 near Jones Flat Road moving northwards.

February 14, 2017

Pyramid Excavation Ltd. will be working on Jones Flat Road this week between Garnet Valley Road and Watson Avenue.  They will be clearing snow along the proposed watermain alignment and digging test pits to check frost depths.  Pending the results of this investigation, construction may start next week.

Pyramid is planning to complete the work along Jones Flat Road, Watson Avenue and Graham Street before they continue working north up Garnet Valley Road.

December 20, 2016

Over the last two weeks the following work has been completed:

  • Connection of new water services along Garnet Avenue between Blair Street and Tingley Street, Tingley Street and Garnet Valley Road between Tingley Street and Jones Flat Road.
  • Connection of watermain between Blair Street and Garnet Avenue.
  • Installation of new watermain from Garnet Valley Road up the embankment to Jones Flat Road.
  • Road gravel installation on Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street and Garnet Valley Road to the intersection of Jones Flat Road.
  • Locating of gas main along Garnet Valley Road.

Due to the winter weather, construction stopped the week of December 12.  Construction is anticipated to begin again by February 2017.

December 2, 2016

Over the last 2 weeks the following work has been completed:

  • Connection of Blair Street watermain to Garnet Avenue and Washington Avenue.
  • Connection of new water services on Blair Street and partial roadway restoration to gravel surface.
  • Installation of new watermain and services along Garnet Valley Road from Tingley Street to 16010 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Road gravel installation on Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street and Garnet Valley Road to the intersection of Jones Flat Road.
  • Locating of gas main along Garnet Valley Road.

 During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

  • Connection of new water services on Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street along Garnet Valley Road from Tingley Street to 16010 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Installation of new watermain up Jones Flat Road towards Watson Avenue.  This was originally scheduled for 2017; however, if the weather cooperates, the Contractor will begin construction on this section in 2016.
  • Asphalt removal along Garnet Valley Road from Jones Flat intersection to 17304 Garnet Valley Road (subject to weather and coordination with Fortis Gas).

Please note that this schedule is weather dependent.

November 22, 2016

At the Pre-construction Open House on November 3, the District introduced Pyramid Excavation Ltd. as the contractor that has been selected to complete this project.

Since the open house, construction has started in the Jones Flat area where the following work has been completed:
  • Installation of new watermain along Blair Street, Garnet Avenue and Tingley Street.
  • Installation of new services on Blair Street, Garnet Avenue and Tingley Street.
  • Testing of watermain on Blair Street.
  • Road gravel installation on Blair Street, Garnet Avenue and Tingley Street.
  • Locating of gas main along Garnet Valley Road.
During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:
  • Installation of new watermain and services along Garnet Valley Road from Tingley Street to 16808 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Asphalt removal along Garnet Valley Road from Jones Flat intersection to 17304 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Testing of watermain along Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street, Garnet Valley Road to Jones Flat Road
  • Connection of Blair Street watermain to Garnet Avenue.
  • Connection of new water services on Blair Street and restoration of boulevard areas.

August 4 and November 3, 2016 Open House information

The District of Summerland is pleased to announce that the contract has been awarded for the Jones Flat and Garnet Valley Water System Separation Project and we are set to move forward with this exciting project.