FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – City council has awarded the tender for the 2022 water, and sewer upgrades project to Martushev Logging out of Edmonton, Alberta.

The tender price is $1,309,856.14 and was submitted on March 15th.

The total budget for this project is $1,840,000. On top of the tender price, engineering will cost $157,000, bringing the total cost to $1,466,856.14. The budget for the 100th avenue water main is $850,000, and the 93rd street sanitary sewer budget is $990,000. The whole project will be $373,143.86 under budget, according to a March 28th report to council.

The upgrades project includes the installation of a water main on the north side of 100th avenue from 81st to 84th Street. A sanitary main will also be installed on 93rd street from 112th to 114thA avenue to help sewage flow on that street.

The city received four submissions, and three were found to be compliant with their goals, Martushev Logging, Knappett Industries, and 1998372 AB Ltd.

Martushev Logging’s tender was about $200,000 less than the next lowest bid.

According to engineering manager Jim Stewart, the project is expected to be completed within the budgeted amount.

There will be some short-term water turn-offs during the installation of the new infrastructure and some impact on the roads and utility department, said the report.

The city says affected residents and businesses will be met with before construction, which will begin when weather and materials permit.