Iqaluit council approves funding for Sivumugiaq Street water main extension
Water main extension will bring piped water to city’s future operations centre
Iqaluit city council voted to spend $153,270 on supervision and administration work for the extension of a water main through Sivumugiaq Street (formerly Federal Road).
Councillors made the decision Tuesday during a meeting.
The water main extension is needed to bring piped water to the city’s operations centre, which is under construction near its public works garage.
Buildings along Sivumugiaq Street will also be able to connect to that water main extension.
The water main extension has passed its design phase and is under construction, but supervision and administration of the project is needed for this year, City of Iqaluit’s director of engineering and capital planning Sumon Ghosh told Nunatsiaq News.
The city has contracted EXP Services Inc. to do that supervision and administration. Since EXP Services did the design work for the extension, their familiarity with the project made it sensible to have the company do the supervision and administrative work, Ghosh said.