It was a record-breaking year for the City of Moose Jaw’s water main replacement program for 2022. 

About 3.47 kilometres of cast iron water pipes were replaced this year along with the associated road rehabilitation. This means that all planned sites for the 2022 cast iron water main replacement program were completed. 

“This is the most cast-iron pipe replaced in a single construction year since the program began in 2016, and it’s the first time in project history that all planned work was completed in the same calendar year,” said Jim Puffalt, City Manager.  

“The successes are a result of changes made in 2019 to move to in-house project design and to adjust our Budget cycle to finalize budgets before Christmas. That allowed the Tender process to begin earlier than before and has resulted in us maximizing time available in our short construction season.” 

Brand-new PVC water pipes were installed at the following locations: 

  • First Avenue Northwest from Caribou Street to Laurier Street – 890 metres of PVC water line was installed and 950 metres of road was repaired. 
  • Saskatchewan Street East from Main Street to Third Avenue Northeast - 475m of PVC water line was installed, and 420m of road was remediated.  
  • Grandview Street from Sixth Avenue Southwest to 10th Avenue Southwest - 1010m of new PVC pipe was installed and 985m of road was remediated. 
  • Athabasca Street East from Second Avenue Northeast to Third Avenue Northeast – 190m of new PVC pipe was installed. Asphalt overlay to be deferred at this time due to other potential storm infrastructure work at that location.  
  • Second Ave NE Athabasca Street East to Hochelaga Street East - 110m of new PVC pipe was installed and 90m of road was remediated.