Alta Lake Road is the last area in Whistler not completely serviced by sanitary sewer. This project will connect the remaining lots to the municipal sanitary sewer system. The project includes 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 have awarded the design, contract administration and construction management services to ISL Engineering and Land Services. Design is complete and procurement for the civil construction and purchase of the residential lift stations is underway.
- The Invitation to Tender was advertised publicly between January 16 and March 8, 2021.
- Council awarded the contract to Conwest Contracting for the project to connect the remaining Alta Lake Road lots to the municipal sanitary system.
Timeline and scope
- Local Area Service Bylaw to Council
- Invitation to Tender issued for construction services for the installation of the sanitary main, manholes and connections to the 33 private properties and three RMOW parcels.
- Request for proposal issued for procurement of residential lift stations
- Council Resolution Approves both Sewer Main Construction and Procurement of Residential Pump Systems
- Construction began in April 2021 and is expected to be completed in Fall
View the detailed Alta Lake Road Sewer upgrade project schedule (April 27).
Expect single lane alternating traffic and delays on Alta Lake Road between Highway 99 and south of Rainbow Park. For access to Rainbow Park, please use Alpine Way.
On 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 per cent cost share with the RMOW, and the RMOW’s 50 per cent would come from the existing sewer capital reserves, which has been funded by all RMOW taxpayers presently connected to the municipal sewage system. The petition closed August 30, 2019.
The residents who have been petitioned were invited to an open house August 6, 2019. This was an opportunity for residents to ask about the petition precess.
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