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South St. Andrews Wastewater Project - September 24, 2018 Update

Posted: 2018-09-24



Engineering Report submitted by Randy Borsa, CET September 18, 2018. Updated Sept 24, 2018 for content clarification and public audiences.

September 18, 2018
UPDATED:  September 24, 2018
At this time, we anticipate the South Wastewater Project to be completed by the end of June of 2019 including the connections of the forcemain to West St. Paul and the gravity trunk main to the City of Winnipeg, two wastewater pumping stations, odor control systems and back-up generators at each pumping station, the main line in front of the property, and the service line from the main to the property line.  The capital cost is estimated at $7,390.00 for each property.

Once completed, home owners will be notified in writing that they have two options for payment for this service. These options are:
  1. Payment in full within 60 days after receiving our letter of completion ($7390.00).
  2. Or you can finance the cost of $7390.00 over 20 years at approximately $618.00 per year and this amount would be added to your tax bill. 
Connection to the property must be done within 5 years after completion (when system is up and running) or prior to transfer of property if sold. Connections are at the property owners’ expense except if the service is over 200 feet, the R.M. will reimburse the owner the amount for excess over 200 feet, with submission of a copy of the paid receipt for installation.

Sewer service connections require an Inspection by the R.M. and the permit fee is $100. There is also a $500.00 damage deposit (refundable) if installing the line at Curb Stop. 

Upon hookup there is the Utilities Buy-In Charge of $2,450.00 and Participation Fee of $243.00 (2018 rates) for the City of Winnipeg that must be paid upfront.

There is also a requirement for a water meter (used for billing amount of sewage pumped into the system) to be placed on each property, (not including outdoor consumption). The supply and installation cost of the water meter will be financed by the R.M. of St. Andrews, and the Manitoba Water Services Board.

Further information is on the R.M. of St. Andrews website showing a list of acceptable contractors, as well as material specifications.

Also, the present Contractor/Subcontractor may be offering to extend the service line from the property line to where you may want to connect (pump in basement, pump in septic tank, or line going to septic field). 

The advantage of extending the service line at this time, is that the costs for Utility clearances, excavation at the property line, and restoration in the ditch are covered under the present contract.