The Water Treatment Plant celebrates as they came in within budget.
“Everything went really well last year,” shared Kevin Sutter, who went on to share what stood out to him in 2017.
“We ended the year within our operating budget. And all the capital projects ended up within the budget that was presented last year. We had a significant water break on Dieppe. And we successfully completed that project.”
“As well we were able to obtain the services of a new training superintendent, which allowed me to leave so I guess those were the highlights of the year.”
Sutter shares the goals for this coming year. “The biggest project that were going to be getting into in 2018, is the new water supply from Rafferty reservoir. The design is going to be completed in 2018 and construction is set to start in the fall. So that we can put in a new intake into Rafferty Dam and have a pump house and pipeline that will bring it to the water treatment plant.”
Giving his reasoning as to why they are choosing to do the upgrades. “The water in Rafferty happens to be of higher quality than the water in Boundary. This is a two-fold advantage we will have two sources of water that we can use. In case we fall short or something happens to one of the supplies. Having a fully redundant system, as well as having a higher quality of water will bring better water to the citizens of Estevan.”