Work on the Ottawa-Nipigon project is nearing completion and residents in the area could be impacted by the colder weather. As new water mains, sanitary sewer systems and road work is being completed, a temporary above ground waterline is connecting several households.
General Manager of Public Works for Kapuskasing, Eric Cote says as it starts getting colder, the water line could freeze leaving residents without water. He says as the work progresses, more and more people are being taken off the temporary water system.
Cote says the new sanitary sewers that are being installed will have a separate storm system that drains rain water to a ditch or creek. He says this system works much better because it will prevent rain water from backing up the sewers. Cote is hoping to have the first coat paved before the winter, but says that’s all dependant on the weather.
The project is ahead of schedule and is expected to complete within the next couple of weeks. Cote says Public Works is starting to plan ahead and looking to get funding to support projects for next year.