The City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility Department is pleased to announce that well drilling has begun at the Miltonvale Wellfield Development.
The Miltonvale Wellfield Development is the future location of an additional water supply to the City. Five wells are being developed to help ease the strain on the Winter River Watershed, which is currently the only water supply for Charlottetown. The Utility has acquired Provincial and Federal funding to assist with the development of the wellfield including: drilling and testing wells, constructing a road, site pipe work and the control building.
"The new Wellfield site is a much needed development to continue to provide water supply services to the residents of our growing City," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "The City has taken large steps forward with water conservation initiatives and we thank our residents for actively engaging and participating in the programs offered through the Utility Department."
The Utility Department has worked hard to deliver water conservation messaging and incentive programs to extend the current water supply to accommodate the City’s needs. Recently initiatives have included a Toilet Rebate Replacement Program, Rain Barrel Sale, Fix a Leak Week and the Showerhead Replacement Program; which is currently in progress. City Council also adopted a water Efficiency Policy that applies to all City of Charlottetown facilities and operational water use.
"This project involves many detailed documents which are currently in progress including the engineering design," said Councillor Edward Rice, chair of Water and Sewer Utility Department. "Drilling of additional exploration wells commenced this month and the project is expected to be complete with service to residents in 2016."
Construction of the control building, wellfield roadway and piping are all planned to take place in 2014.
For more information on water conservation visit: www.bewaterfriendly.com
Photo cutline info: Mayor Clifford Lee and Councillor Edward Rice, chair of Water and Sewer Utility gathered at the new Wellfield site in Miltonvale with MLA’s representing the area, City Councillors, Miltonvale Community Council Members and City Staff.
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City of Charlottetown