The Conrich Water Line Extension Project will bring County potable water servicing through Conrich to primarily service the existing communities of Cambridge Estates and Prince of Peace.
The project involves installing a water main from the County’s existing reservoir and pump station on Township Road 245A, through the community of Conrich, south under Highway 1, to the Prince of Peace community. The project will tie over 500 new customers onto the County’s East Rocky View potable water system. In September 2020 Council approved $2 million in Municipal Stimulus funding for the project, and the remaining funding was approved in April 2021, bringing the total project budget to $4.9 million. The project is planned for completion by the end of 2021.
Engineering of the project was completed in the spring of 2021 by Sedulous Engineering and the construction tender was awarded in June to Blackie Site Works Ltd. Construction of the project will be done in two phases; with Phase 1 encompassing the south portion along Range Road 285 to Prince of Peace, and Phase 2 encompassing the northern portion from the County’s existing pump station to Cambridge Estates as shown in the map below.
October 13, 2021
- Phase 1 of the project was completed at the beginning of October and work will be commencing after the Thanksgiving long weekend on Phase 2 of the project. Phase 2 is expected to last from mid-October for approximately one month to mid-November. During this time, Conrich Road as well as Meadow Ridge Drive will be impacted. Residents are asked to continue to follow directional signage and safety personnel on-site.
September 17, 2021
- The construction of the waterline has progressed throughout the summer, with the Highway 1 crossing nearing completion. Work will then continue on the south portion of the project (Phase 1) along the Range Road 285 corridor. The completion for Phase 1 is targeted for the end of September.
- Following this, work related to Phase 2 (the north portion) will begin, commencing at the existing County pump station near Township Road 245A, and proceeding southwest from this location. Anticipated completion of the north segment is sometime in November. The water line will then be tested and commissioned.