As indicated in the last Craik Chronicles, Town Council awarded a contract to the firm of Black and MacDonald for the mechanical, structural, and electrical component of the equipment and modifications to the water treatment plant.
On March 1, Town Council awarded a contract for the water filtration portion of the project to Sapphire Water of Watson, SK.
Consultations are also under way concerning tenders for work on the water intake at the Craik Reservoir which will begin after Spring breakup.
A pre-construction meeting with the lead representatives of the consulting engineers, the contractors, and the town took place March 20.
Final drawings and governmental approvals are almost complete.
Both the ‘new’ and ‘old’ water plants and the area around them will soon become a construction site and therefore off limits to the general public for safety reasons. Please respect this.
The town representatives stressed to the consulting engineers and the contractors the importance of keeping the citizens of Craik informed about the progress being made on the project. A new feature will be added to the official Craik website which will include ongoing updates including photos.
The Mayor indicated that it was his intention to call a public progress meeting sometime in mid-May. The consulting engineers and contractors all agreed to attend to make presentations and answer questions from the public.
The exact date of that meeting has not yet been set, but when it has it will be advertised on the official Town of Craik website, the community information monitor in the Craik Co-op Food Store as well as the next issue of the Craik Chronicles.
When the new system is officially commissioned, probably mid to late Fall 2018, there will be an open house at the plant with tours for the public.