New Tecumseth, Collingwood reach cost share deal on water
New Tecumseth will contribute $531,937.15 to Collingwood as part of a
cost share deal for replacement of membranes at the Raymond A. Barker
Water Filtration Plant.
The split is based on 2015 flow rates which showed New Tecumseth used
44.7 per cent of the total plant flows that year.
New Tecumseth's share will be funded with $355,177.50 from the Clean
Water & Wastewater Fund grant and $176,759.65 (plus applicable HST)
from the Water Asset Replacement Reserve.
"The existing membranes in the plant are long past their lifecycle and
are in need of replacement to ensure the ongoing provision of drinking
water," according to CAO Blaine Parkin's report to council. "The Town's
share of the planned membrane replacement was originally estimated to be
$473,570 (plus applicable HST). However, since that time Collingwood
the Town that an additional section of membranes had to be replaced as
a result of an
In a separate report to councillors, John Davis, New Tecumseth's
Manager of Water & Wastewater, notes a July 21 break in the
pipeline cost $78,591 to repair as it required outsourcing to complete
the task. The "service interuption" required Alliston's groundwater
wells to supplment the supply including to Beeton.
There was no general public notification. However, Mr. Davis's report
notes that similar occurances in the future will "include notification
via the Town's social media accounts."