We will soon enter the construction phase of our infrastructure projects. The tenders have been awarded, the documents signed, permits granted…. now it’s time for the actual work to start….. and all of the commotion that comes along with construction. While this is not always ideal, it IS the best thing for your town. Good water and sanitary sewers are very important to quality of life. Our council has worked many years to get to this point, lots of planning, budgeting, research and prioritizing what is important to our residents.
Garnett Construction will start working on a few streets in town upgrading sewer and water mains, primarily in the area of 3rd Avenue West and 1st Street South (west side of town)
Homeowners in this area:
– If you will be affected by construction you will receive a letter at the beginning of July – this will outline the work scope and approximate dates. We’re not sure on exact dates, a lot of these things depend on weather and the actual work progress. We will try to keep you up to date and answer any questions or concerns you have.
Contech Construction will be building a new water plant, on 1st Street South right beside the existing water plant.
The truck route for their work is outlined for them, it is primarily from 1st Street South corner and along 3rd Avenue East going to the rink.
If you live in this area of town expect gravel trucks as they will be hauling for the excavation of the new water plant. Also deliveries will be taking place throughout the scope of the project. Please keep an eye on your little ones to keep them safe on the streets.
If you have questions please call the Town Office or use our email link on the town website.
306 945 2161
What is going on in the Town of Waldheim Public Works these days?
- CURRENT PROJECTS
We are currently working on camera and video of our clay tile sewer mains to inspect them for damage, cracks or root problems and also clean them. If you see us working in your area thank you for working around our crew. Be mindful of their workspace please, if you have any concerns or questions you can call the town office. We try to do half of the town every year for sewer mains, but with the camera work we have had to change our schedule in order to fit our budget. We’re concentrating on the older lines until all of the camera work is done. This helps us do a plan for asset management and repairs if needed.
We’re also almost finished repairing culverts and continuing to clean pea gravel out of the ditches from the sanding of the streets in winter. We will be continuing to work on our ditches this summer as time allows.
We currently have two tenders out. One for Infrastructure Upgrades, Water and Sewer mainlines, and the other one is for a new Water Treatment Plant. Public works has been meeting potential bidders and going over design and continued contact with our engineers throughout this process. When we have a successful winner for the tender we will begin the process of the actual construction which is kind of exciting. But it will also be an inconvenience for some people in the area where the work is occurring. Public works will be in contact with you closer to that day. We will try to organize a plan for you and the work taking place, and keep you up to date when the work begins in your area.
- OUR TOWN
Thank you for staying off the side of the pavement with the soft edges and being careful of our road edges this spring. I have noticed less traffic on the sides than other years which saves us money on pavement repairs. Please continue to be diligent with this as it saves our roads and keeps the town looking nice.
Also thank you to those who have been helping clean up unwanted garbage in our ditches.
April 12-18, 2020
This is the time of year when most of our pavement damage happens due to freeze/thaw cycles on the pavement, and from motorists driving on the edges of the roads. Here are some tips to protect our roads (and in the end, save taxpayer’s money):
- Avoid driving on the softer edges of the pavement, this prevents the edges of the pavement from crumbling and breaking up.
- This is especially important when going around corners, cutting corners not only breaks the pavement but creates ruts that hold water and start a hydraulic damage process.
- Push your garbage bin far enough out into the road, making sure the wheels are fully on the pavement. The Loraas truck is extremely heavy and hard on our pavement, if it has to drive close to the edges to pick up garbage bins it causes ruts and breakage on the pavement edges.
Water Treatment Plant/Infrastructure Upgrades
We have been working with our engineers and are very close to tendering out the project. Once a successful bidder is approved, work will begin. What that will look like in light of the current Covid-19 precautions, we are not sure, but the process is still moving ahead which is exciting. We will continue to keep you updated via our website and Facebook pages.
Red Bird Communications – Fibre optic Services
You will see Public Works and Red Bird trucks out working next to roadways and in front of properties. They are continuing with their project to bring fibre optic services to the town, working to install fibre into the lines they pulled last fall. They will continue to install the network to the rest of the town once the spring thaw is over.