Beach Road sewer tops Carbonear’s public works priorities

By Mark Squibb/November 9, 2022

Carbonear council has approved its list of capital works projects that it’s hoping the Province and Ottawa will approve for funding.

At the top of the priority list is a sewer upgrade along Beach Road, at a cost of $480,790. If approved the Town will be on the hook for $96,158, which is 20 per cent of the construction cost.

The next item for Cross Roads water, sewer and street upgrades at a cost of $898,034. Carbonear would be on the hook for $179, 607.

The third priority is wastewater systems effluent regulations compliance program planning at a cost of $150,000, for which the Town would have to contribute $33,000.

The next priority was the most expensive project applied for: Lemarchant Road Extension water, sewer and street upgrades at a cost of $1.47 million. The Town will have to pay $229,488 in project costs should that application be approved.

Phase one of four of Water Street water, sewer and street upgrades was the next project on the priority list, coming in at a cost of $1.2 million. Carbonear will be responsible for $241,000 if the funding request is approved.

Screenhouse and chlorine building upgrades, at a cost of $279,678, was the sixth project applied for. The Town will have to pay $55,936 of the cost if the work proceeds.

The final funding request is for White’s Road water, sewer, storm sewer and street upgrades at a cost of $1.12 million. If approved for funding, the Town will have to put $225,400 towards the project.

Each funding request was approved unanimously by council with no discussion.

If any of the projects go over budget, the Town will have to pay the overages.

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