- The Alta Lake Road Sewer Upgrade Project is now complete.
- Property owners are now able to connect to the new sanitary sewer main and must follow detailed instructions in the information package issued at completion.
- A bylaw amendment will be presented to council in early 2023 to request a deadline extension to connect to the new Alta Lake Road sewer. The extension recommendation will be to December 31, 2023.
Alta Lake Road was the last area in Whistler not completely serviced by sanitary sewer. This project will now connect the remaining lots to the municipal sanitary sewer system. The project included approximately one kilometre of sanitary sewer main, manholes and connections to 31 property lines, and three RMOW parcels. The project was approved to proceed by Council on October 8, 2019 after a positive petition was received as initiated and voted on by residents.
Staff awarded the design, contract administration and construction management services to ISL Engineering and Land Services. Construction Contract was awarded to Conwest Contracting.
Timeline and scope
2021 - 2022
- Local Area Service Bylaw Adopted by Council April 21, 2021
- New Sewer Main Installation was completed in the fall of 2021
- Residents are to apply for sewer connection and order a residential pump station supplied by the RMOW
- Fall 2022/Winter 2023 a bylaw amendment will be brought before council to seek approval to extend the deadline to connect to the new Alta Lake Sewer to December 31, 2023. With municipal elections this fall, this will likely not come before council until early 2023
- Proposes Extension - Resident to apply for sewer connection and order residential pump station supplied by the RMOW
May 3, 2019 the RMOW sent out a petition to impacted residents. The petition was for the creation of two Local Service Area Bylaw’s that would be created to finance the design and construction of the Alta Lake Road Sewer Extension. The costs outlined in the petition document reflected the estimated project design and construction cost and ongoing operation and maintenance costs for the municipal sanitary sewer only. The cost of the construction of the sanitary sewer has been proposed at a 50 percent cost share with the RMOW, and the RMOW’s 50 percent would come from the existing sewer capital reserves, which have been funded by all RMOW taxpayers presently connected to the municipal sewage system. The petition closed on August 30, 2019.
The residents who have been petitioned were invited to an open house on August 6, 2019. This was an opportunity for residents to ask about the petition process.
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