The City of Dawson Creek completes a number of projects every year through the City’s Capital Budget that contribute to the sustainability of Dawson Creek.
Click here to view an overview of the Capital Project Budget for 2021-2025.
Below are current initiatives that the City is working on.
Sanitary Sewer Trunk Inspection & Cleaning
Estimated Cost: $500,000 Estimated Start: Spring 2021 Estimated End: Summer 2021
The City of Dawson Creek hired a team of consulting engineers to update the Sanitary Sewer Master Plan. After receiving the updated plan, it has been identified that the cleaning of the sanitary trunk should be a priority. The Sanitary Sewer Trunk Inspection and cleaning will occur in 2021. The intent of cleaning the trunk line is to hopefully regain the capacity in the Sanitary Sewer Trunk, reducing the risk of back-up in other areas.
Why hasn’t this been done before?
Although portions of the trunk have been done in the past, the entire trunk line has not been flushed before. The cleaning of the Sanitary Sewer Trunk is specialized, and the City does not have the ability to perform this work with it’s own forces, which is why the task will be put out to tender. The full inspection and clean-out will cost approximately half a million dollars:
The project will include:
- An inspection of the Sewer Trunk Main using specialized sonar equipment will be performed in early spring to evaluate the amount of build-up within the trunk.
- Putting together a formal tender requesting bids for the cleaning of the trunk once the inspection is complete.
- Awarding the tender to clean the Sewer Trunk Main with the intention of completing the work in summer of 2021.
How does this affect me?
A number of properties were affected by sewer backups during the 2020 rain events, and the cleaning of the trunk line is the first step to alleviating these issues. It is the hope of the City that this extensive cleaning project will help prevent future back-ups community-wide.
Looking for more information?
Contact: Kevin Henderson, General Manager of Development Services