Masset awards water line work

  • Jul. 14, 2010 5:00 a.m.

Masset will be getting several sections of brand new water line later this summer, after council voted July 12 to hire Adventure Paving of Prince Rupert and Earthworm Directional Drilling of Prince George to do the work. Administrator Trevor Jarvis said the village received two bids for the water line replacement, which will see new lines installed from the treatment plant, underneath the slough, and into the main part of the village. Adventure Paving bid $1,160,291 for the work while Broadwater bid $1,294,020. Mr. Jarvis said both bids exceeded the money that Masset has available for the project, so the project has been revised. Now, the Adventure Paving portion will cost an estimated $800,000, while Earthworm will receive $335,000 for drilling. Earthworm should be here in early August, Mr. Jarvis said, and Adventure Paving will complete its portion of the job after that. The water line replacement work is a project that the village has been working on for six years. The money is coming from a Canada-BC infrastructure grant, the Gwaii Trust, and a small contribution from the village, with the total amount to be spent $1.6-million. Mr. Jarvis said the budget for the work includes engineering and contingency amounts. If there is any money left over, the village plans to have a sewer line installed on North West Drive. This is work the village was hoping to do last year, he said, but the bids were too high and the project was delayed.