Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, B.C. – The completion of the watermain project on Karen Place marks five years’ worth of work on projects that will ensure residents of Beaver Creek see fewer emergency breaks and less water leakage in the future. This project will bring the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s (ACRD) total value of investment to approximately $2.3 million for the replacement of old and failing watermains in the Beaver Creek Water System. Emergency water breaks result in service disruption, water loss, property damage, and increased costs to customers.
“These projects have been key in reducing the staff time and costs related to emergency water breaks,” explained ACRD Chair John Jack. “This has improved the water system and allowed for cost savings to go toward continued replacement of old and failing water lines.”
“The Beaver Creek Water Committee and our former Director for Beaver Creek, John McNabb, should be commended for their commitment to responsible asset management,” said the new Electoral Area Director Susan Roth. “I look forward to working with the Water Committee on future projects and programs that build on this success.”
The work on these projects included upgrades to the lines on Drinkwater Road (2018), the Walker Road, Fayette/Lamarque and Karen Place Replacements (2019/20/22), and the Compton and Georgia Road Watermain Transfers (2021/22). Together, these projects saw 4,300 metres of waterline replaced in five years. The engineering and design work was completed by Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., based out of Parksville.
“Seeing the cumulative results of these projects feels like a great accomplishment, and I am proud of the part I played in this,” explained McNabb. “Together, we have made improvements towards ensuring we have safe, reliable water in our community, and that is extremely important to everyone who lives in Beaver Creek.”