Information Session for East Royalty

Information Session for East Royalty
Posted on 05/09/2019
The City of Charlottetown will host an information session for the public regarding the East Royalty Sewer Trunkline Upgrade project. Residents in the Hillsborough Park, and Parkdale areas are encouraged to attend.

The information session will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM. The session will take place at the Hillsborough Park Community Center located 199 Patterson Drive, Charlottetown.

The East Royalty Sewer Trunkline project, is a component of the overall project to decommission the East Royalty Lagoon. This portion of the project includes upgrading a sewer main that transports sewage from the Westcomb Crescent to the roundabout at the intersection of Exhibition Drive and Riverside Drive. The work involves approximately 2,800 metres of sewer main and about 40 manholes.

“I am very pleased to see the decommissioning of the East Royalty Lagoon and delivering the wastewater to the Pollution Control Plant.” said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “We have commissioned WSP Canada Inc. to oversee this project and they’ve promised minimal disruption to sanitary sewer service for everyone in the construction zone. I’d like to thank the public in advance for their patience and understanding as we move forward with this project.”

The new line will serve the area well into the future and improve service to existing customers along the route. The project will be cost shared with the Federal and Provincial governments under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

“There’s a lot of work ahead, and it won’t be easy or come without challenges, but it will be worth it to have the lagoon decommissioned and the residents of East Royalty connected to our Plant,” said Deputy Mayor Jason Coady, Chair of the City’s Water and Sewer Utility Committee. “The residents will be able to have peace of mind knowing that they are connected to a state-of-the-art facility and that we are reducing our overall impact on the environment.”

There will be a number of traffic impacts as a result of this project, as well as minor disruptions to service as customers are changed over to a new main. Notices will be posted on the news section of the City’s website at www.charlottetown.ca, as well as through the City’s social media channels and local media.