New River Street water reservoir nears project mid-point

By paNOW Staff
August 12, 2018 - 1:05pm

A large crane hangs menacingly overhead of the nearly completed new water reservoir in Prince Albert.

The $12 million project will increase the city’s water storage capacity, a shortfall which came to the surface during the Husky Energy oil spill in 2016. The project is funded under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund using federal and provincial dollars. The bill is split three ways: $6 million from the federal government and $3 million from the province and city.

Mayor Greg Dionne previously said, when the ground was broken in April, capacity should increase from just three or four days to seven or eight. The city anticipates another announcement about a third water reservoir soon, Dionne had said. That one will also be financed over a 10-year period, and would likely be built behind the South Hill Cemetery, an area witnessing rapid growth and demand for services. Upgrades are also being done along Second Ave. W.

The project is anticipated to be operational by February 2019.

 

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