The City of West Kelowna has issued civil works tender documents for the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant.

“Providing clean, safe and reliable drinking water as quickly as possible to our future Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant users is a top-priority for our Council,” said Gord Milsom, mayor of West Kelowna.

“Issuing this civil works tender is a project milestone that continues to move us forward with the plant in operation in 2022,” added Mayor Milsom. “We’re looking forward to response from bidders as we begin to launch construction.”

This earmarks the first of two substantive tenders to perform construction activities at the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant. Civil works include activities such as excavation and blasting, roadworks, utilities, and other site works. The second tender, slated for release in the months ahead, includes fixed facilities, such as reservoir, foundation, and plant structure construction.

Contract documents are located on the City’s bids and tenders page. Electronic bidder submissions are due by 2:00 p.m. (PST) on March 3, 2020.

Background information, including a project timeline schedule, is located on the City’s website.

Preparations for the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant have been underway since March 2017 when the City of Kelowna received a $41 million federal and provincial grant for the construction of the plant. In March 2019, the City of West Kelowna announced it had purchased a 24-acre site at for the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant at a cost of $915,000.

“Once the plant [is] completed, the highest possible quality of drinking water will be distributed to more than 18,000 residents, over 300 businesses, seven schools, City Hall, our future public works yard, our two arenas, and Interior Health’s Brookhaven Extended Care Facility,” according to Doug Findlater, former mayor of the City of West Kelowna.

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