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Maple Reinders have won the contract to build the new Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant

Water plant contract award

Construction on the new $75 million Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant could begin within the next two weeks.

Allen Fillion, director of engineering and public works shared that news after announcing the city was awarding the contract for construction of the water treatment plant and reservoir to Maple Reinders.

Fillion said the company came in with the lowest bid, $45.1 million. Of the 10 bids the city received four, including Maple Reinders, were pre-qualified.

The bid, he says, came in about $5 million under what was anticipated for the project.

"They were very aggressive on their pricing," Fillion told council Tuesday.

"They were consistently lower on all items."

With preliminary work already done and money allocated for other aspects of project, Fillion said the winning bid needed to be slightly under $50 million to stay within the overall budget.

Maple Reinders constructed both the Powers Creek and Peachland water treatment plants.

Fillion noted the company is also primarily using local sub-contractors.

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