Residents - South St. Andrews Wastewater Project - Project Timelines
2009: New provincial water regulations come
into force. Red River Corridor Designated Area is established, requiring
eventual phase out of septic fields.
2009: RM of St. Andrews engages engineering partners and neighbouring municipalities to determine most cost-effective option to bring permanent wastewater infrastructure to South St. Andrews.
2009: RM of St. Andrews and RM of West St. Paul successfully secure $8 million in grant funding from the Building Canada Fund (BCF) to support construction of a regional wastewater system.
2013: RM of West St. Paul and City of Winnipeg finalize service-sharing agreement, allowing for RM waste to be transported via the Main Street trunk sewer to Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre.
2015: RM of St. Andrews successfully secures a further $4 million in BCF funding, as well as grants through the Manitoba Water Services Board of up to $1.5 million toward lateral/collector lines and up to $2.25 million toward the forcemain and lift station.
2015: Construction of the Main Street trunk sewer through West St. Paul is completed.
2015 (fall): Construction tender issued and awarded to extend the forcemain (main sewer pipe) into South St. Andrews.
2015 (fall): St. Andrews and project engineer Stantec hold two public open houses for residents in the South St. Andrews area.
2016: Detailed engineering design work for Phase 1 project area.
2016 (early May): RM of St. Andrews launches dedicated project website, issues update newsletter to all property owners in project area.
2016 (May 26): RM of St. Andrews to hold public Local Improvement District bylaw hearing, which would formalize the funding and payment mechanism for residents in the Phase 1 project area. RM to extend long-term financing option to interested Phase 1 property owners.
2016 (late spring): Construction to begin on regional forcemain along PTH 9 from West St. Paul to River Road.
2016 (late summer): Construction tender to be issued for installation of collector/lateral piping along roadways in the Phase 1 project area.
2016 (fall): Installation of collector/lateral piping along roadways in the Phase 1 project area to begin.
2017 (summer): Completion of collector/lateral piping in Phase 1 project area.
2017 (summer): First opportunity for residents in the Phase 1 project area to connect to permanent sewer service (homeowners will have up to five years to connect to the new sewer service, as per provincial legislation).
2017-18: RM of St. Andrews to apply for federal-provincial funding to maximize available support for construction in Phase 2 project area. Phase 2 engineering work and construction to proceed only once funding support has been secured.