WESTVILLE – Monday at Westville town council, CAO Scott Fraser brought forward a water utility recommendation to look at replacing portions of the system yearly as part of a proactive plan to replace the aging system, which council approved.
Fraser said in the report that utilities generally replace one per cent of their water lines per year and that Westville has not done this in a few years. With 34 kilometres of mainlines in the water system it would mean 340 metres to be replaced yearly.
This year Fraser recommended replacing the lines on Grant and Foley streets from Diamond to Cowan streets, which the town will tender in coming weeks.
Fraser estimated the cost of the project would not exceed $200,000.