Anglemont water upgrade under budget

Competitive pricing in a struggling economic climate is proving to be a benefit to the taxpayers

Competitive pricing in a struggling economic climate is proving to be a benefit to the taxpayers, as costs to upgrade the water system in Anglemont are well below budget.

Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors approved the issuance for a contract to Mounce Construction to build the golf course water main loop for a total cost of $767,087.

“We are enjoying very competitive pricing and that is very good news,” said Gary Holte, who manages the CSRD’s Environment & Engineering Services.

Area F director Larry Morgan echoed the comments.

“I’ve been advised that every single contract for this project has come in under budget,” he said.

The total cost of the water system upgrades is estimated to be $9 million.

As such, there will be about $2 million available in 2014 to implement further upgrades to the water system. This will primarily involve upgrades to the water distribution system including replacement water mains, hydrants, and water valves.

“The bottom line is that the CSRD will be completing more work to the water system than originally planned,” says Holte.