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Project Timeline

2009 – 2011

 
Preliminary study on options for wastewater service
Extensive RM and external engineering studies conclude connecting to the City of Winnipeg sewer system to be the most cost-effective option for West St. Paul, both in terms of construction and long-term maintenance and operation. Early planning included service to both West St. Paul and St. Andrews. Subsequently St. Andrews chose to leave the project; RM efforts ensured $4-million in federal and provincial grant funding for the project remained in place for use on the West St. Paul plan.
 
 
 

2012 – 2013

 
Preliminary system design and public consultation complete
Preliminary planning, design and consultation for wastewater sewer to service West St. Paul are completed.
 
Approvals and grant funding secured
RM receives final approval from the Canada-Manitoba Building Canada Fund and Manitoba Water Services Board, indicating that the $14.5 million main trunk sewer project along Main Street will receive a total of $10 million in grant support.
 
 
 

2013

 
Sewer system design complete
Detailed engineering designs are completed and Main Line construction tenders are issued as two separate contracts to allow for more competitive bidding and for construction to proceed at a faster rate after contract award.
 
Planning to service Riverdale area
Public consultation and by-law approval process for a Local Improvement District (LID) to fund the installation of lateral sewers that will connect area residents with the new Main Street trunk sewer are completed.
 
 
 

Spring 2014

 
Construction contracts awarded to Tri-Core Projects and Darco Enterprises Ltd and construction on Main Street trunk sewer begins.
 
 
 

Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

 
Planning to service Lister Rapids, River Springs Drive and Rivercrest
Manitoba Water Services Board has prioritized Lister Rapids, River Springs Drive and Rivercrest for connection to the new sewer system to allow decommissioning of existing area wastewater treatment facilities. The RM has drafted Local Improvement District (LID) boundaries to fund the installation of lateral sewers that will connect residents in these areas with the Main Street trunk sewer. Open houses and public hearings were held in early 2015.
 
Riverdale LID construction to begin
Construction on Riverdale LID set to begin in fall 2014.
 
Future Phase planning
Preliminary planning for Future Phase extension of a main trunk sewer west through the Rossmore-Addis area underway to address persistent septic conditions shown in local testing of ditches, and to service connections west of the Main Street corridor as part of future phases.
 
Funding for future phases
Canada-Manitoba Building Canada Fund grant applications for federal and provincial funding for future phases are submitted, but denied.  Funding applications will be sent during the next intake period.



April 2015


April 7 - Public Hearing - By-Law 2015-07 for the Lister Rapids LID #3
A draft by-law to authorize the expenditure and borrowing of money for a gravity wastewater sewer system.

April 8 - Public Hearing - By-Law 2015-08 for the Rivercrest River Springs LID #1 & #4
A draft by-law to authorize the expenditure and borrowing of money for a gravity wastewater sewer system.

April 20 - 1st Reading of City of Winnipeg Wastewater By-Law No. 2015-13
A draft by-law to regulate the wastewater system within the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul and its wastewater discharge to the City of Winnipeg.

April 21 - submission of By-Law No. 2015-13 to the City of Winnipeg for final approval
 
 
 

May 2015

 
Whistler Hollow sewer connections become operational - May 1, 2015
Construction infrastructure is complete. The City of Winnipeg must sign the shared service agreement before wastewater is accepted at the North end wastewater treatment plant.
 
 
 

July 2015

 
July 13 - Municipal Board Hearing for By-law 2015-07
 
July 14 - Municipal Board Hearing for By-law 2015-08
 
 
 

September 2015

 
September 3 - Municipal Board approves By-Law 2015-07
 
September 15 - Municipal Board approves By-Law 2015-08
 
September 17 - By-Law 2015-07 to authorize the expenditure and borrowing of money for a Local Improvement in the area known as Lister Rapids received third reading
 
September 22 - By-Law 2015-08 to authorize the expenditure and borrowing of money for a Local Improvement in the area known as Rivercrest and River Springs received third reading
 
 
 

October 2015


Meter Installation
A meter installation brochure from the RM and Neptune Technology and email bulletin have been sent to residents.  779 meters will be installed in the municipality.  Click here to see answers to some meter frequently asked questions.
 
Contract 3
The Manitoba Water Services Board tender for Contract 3 of the wastewater project for the lateral lines in the LID's of Riverdale, Lister Rapids and Rivercrest / River Springs is awarded to Darco Enterprises Ltd.
  
 
 

Fall 2015


Anticipated completion of Main Street trunk sewer construction
Construction slated for substantial completion before fall 2015 in line with grant funding requirements.
 
 
 

Winter 2015-2016


Construction Contract 3 awarded to Darco Enterprises Ltd. for lateral lines in LID's begins.
January 25 - West St. Paul's wastewater project is recognized by the Red River Basin Commission for improving the environment and water quality in the Red River.
 
 

April 2016

 
April 1 - Riverdale connects to the new municipal wastewater system.
 

July 2016

 
July 19 - Lister Rapids connects to the new municipal wastewater system
Sewer line completed on Balderstone Avenue, connections are pending the LID process.
Manitoba Water Services Board approves the trunk line to St. Andrews for extension of the forcemain funded by the RM of St. Andrews
 
Memorandum of Understanding between the RM's of West St. Paul & St. Andrews is signed.
 
Rivercrest & River Springs are connected to the new municipal wastewater system.
 
 

August 2016

 
The Council of the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul passed a resolution at their regular meeting of Council on August 23, 2016 which supported the application to the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund for the following projects:
Baldock Street, Nye Avenue & Evelyn Avenue Wastewater Sewer
Minnehaha Avenue, Kenabeek Street & Hiawatha Avenue Wastewater Sewer; and
Rossmore Avenue Wastewater Sewer
 
 

Fall 2016

Council receives a presentation on the benefits of the Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for lift stations.  See the full presentation here.
 
 
 

2018

 
Council was advised that the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund had unexpended funds from 2017/2018 and that the RM had the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 cost sharing agreement that would allow for wastewater treatment on Rossmore and Addis Avenues up to the CP Rail crossing. In December 2018 Council passed a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Manitoba Water Service Board and proceed with a local improvement plan and by-law to undertake the expenditure and borrowing of money for the installation of the wastewater collection system.
 
 

  
2019

 
January 17 - Council held an Open House on January 17, 2019 regarding the Rossmore & Addis Avenues Installation of Sewer Service.  See the full presentation here.
 
February 11 - A Public Hearing regarding the Rossmore & Addis Avenues Local Improvement Plan to authorize the expenditure and borrowing for the installation of wastewater sewer took place.  See the Public Hearing presentation here. Council gave first reading to By-Law 2019-01.