Letter from District regarding scheduled Water main replacement

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Huffman
To: Mark Ferguson ; Willy Schuurman
Cc: Bill Maurer
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 1:39 PM
Subject: RE: Riverside Drive water main plan

Willy:  As far as we know, the 2006 timeframe is still valid, but depends on GVRD timing.  At present we are still comfortable that replacement of our main can wait until then.  Recently the GVRD have been considering retaining the two 36" mains for their use, and they are currently trying to resolve this issue.  There are also some other technical issues related to the treatment plant and existing GVRD mains.  Until these are resolved, which we expect will be this year, the DNV can't confirm a more specific replacement strategy or schedule for our main.
I will keep you posted as information becomes available.
-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Ferguson [mailto:Mark.Ferguson@gvrd.bc.ca]
Sent: February 28, 2003 12:19 PM
To: 'Willy Schuurman'; Robert Huffman
Cc: Bill Maurer
Subject: RE: Riverside Drive water main plan


I will coordinate this with our pipeline people and get back to you early next week.


-----Original Message-----
From: Willy Schuurman [mailto:schuurman@shaw.ca]
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 12:00 PM
To: Huffman, Bob; Mark Ferguson
Cc: Bill Maurer
Subject: Riverside Drive water main plan

I'm  following up on a question regarding the Water mains running down Riverside Drive that came up during Mark's Water Projects update presentation to the Seymour Valley Community Association annual general meeting on Feb 19th (Good presentation BTW Mark). The question was: What is the plan for the two GVRD operated 36" water mains (# 3 and #4) that run under Riverside Drive and the local DNV pipeline.

My understanding of the plan based on conversations with Bob Huffman about 1 year ago is that the GVRD mains will be retired when the new GVRD Seymour Main #5 that runs down the Mainline Road is complete. At that time, the 36" mains would be turned over to the District of North Vancouver who would likely use them to replace the current smaller pipeline that services households in this area. That local pipeline is patched two or three times per year due to leaks and I understand there is a need to replace it and there was previously a plan with a 2006 timeframe to replace it.

Perhaps both Mark and Bob could provide an update to the plan along with timelines - is any construction planned prior to the 2012 scheduled completion of the Main #5? Can replacement of the local main wait this long? The SVCA is working on some issues like sidewalk upgrades that are related.


William Schuurman
1916 Rivergrove Place
ph: 604-924-