The CVRD Water Dept staff hosted a very informative Open House at the Saltair Water Treatment Facility on the 13 May 2017 from 10-1 pm. While I was at the Open House, the staff indicated that the Open House was well attended. There was coffee, tea, and those amazing muffins & scones from the Ladysmith Old Town Bakery. There were tours of the facility with lots of great photos of the work that has been done on the Saltair Water Distribution System over the past years and the upgrades of the New Reservoir that was built in 2014.
Brian Dennison, the CVRD Water Dept Mgr., posed for a picture in front of the reservoir to indicate how large it is. The amazing part is that as large as the reservoir is it only stores enough water to supply Saltair users for one day.
Inside the plant there was a chance for people to see the UV device that is used and how the chlorine is added to our water. One is amazed at all the pipes and other equipment to monitor the treatment systems on site.
It was a great day to find out more about the Saltair Water System Treatment Plant. The Saltair Water Advisory Committee thanks to the CVRD staff for taking the time to come and host a great Open House here in Saltair.
Posted by the Saltair Water Advisory Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Discussions about how to make the CVRD taxpayers, who had no say in deciding what to build, when to build it and how to maintain it, are underway. Please view the Regional Recreation Select Committee Meeting agendas and minutes at https://www.cvrd.bc.ca/2659/Regional-Recreation-Select-Committee .
Construction of the Saltair Water System Distribution Upgrade along South Oyster School Road, from Bazan Road to Seavista Road, is anticipated to start during the week of June 19, 2017. The winning bid went to David Stalker Excavating Ltd. The work will consist of replacing all service connections to the property line of individual water connections as well as increasing the size of the water main from 4” to 6”. Traffic control will be on site and disruption to traffic flow will be minimal. As there have been two large water main breaks on South Oyster School Road, which caused massive damage to private properties in the area, this is a much-needed upgrade to the Saltair Water System’s aging infrastructure.
Posted June 6, 2017 by Saltair Water Advisory Committee (email@example.com)
The SDRA is inviting volunteers (i.e., Parks Commission, Trans Canada Trail data collectors, and SWAC, APC and Society members) to a Saltair Celebration of Volunteers and Canada 150 that will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Saltair Community Centre. The SDRA is sponsoring this event using Area G Grant in Aid funds are from Area G taxpayers funding. Here is a quote from the May 24, 2017 CVRD Board meeting. “3. That a Grant-in-Aid, Electoral Area G – Saltair/Gulf Islands, in the amount of $250 be provided to Saltair Ratepayers Association to support an appreciation event for the Saltair Cycling Group and 150 Quilters and Take 5 advertising.”
Almost three years after the CVRD bought the old Mt. Breton Elementary School, a contract has been awarded to McCuaig and Associates Engineering Limited, http://www.mccuaig.net/BuildingAssessments.php , to undertake conditional assessment work on what is now the Saltair Community Centre building for a contract value of $16,400 (excluding taxes). There are provisions for additional work as may be directed by the CVRD. Work has started this week. The CVRD is using Canada Works Fund money allocated to Area G to pay for the work.
I just wanted to let the Saltair community know that all the fund raising efforts of bottles and cash that were not used for the Bouncey Castle (some insurance problem! ) went to the Harvest House Food bank for a total donation of $355!