City awards con­tract

Be­van Bros. to in­stall Char­lot­te­town’s wa­ter me­ters

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

Be­van Bros. Lim­ited was awarded the $1.2 mil­lion con­tract for the City of Char­lot­te­town’s residential wa­ter me­ter in­stal­la­tion pro­gram.

Char­lot­te­town’s wa­ter and sewer util­ity re­quires all flat-rate cus­tomers to switch to me­tered ser­vice by Dec. 31, 2019.

Residential me­ters will be pro­vided and in­stalled for ex­ist­ing flat-rate cus­tomers who are con­nected to wa­ter and sewer.

City staff will meet with Be­van Bros. Lim­ited rep­re­sen­ta­tives to cre­ate a map show­ing the dif­fer­ent phases of the pro­ject. In­for­ma­tion ses­sions will be held dur­ing the course of the in­stal­la­tion to in­form the public of the progress and sched­ule.

“One thing we want to make clear is that this pro­ject is go­ing to take some time and it’s go­ing to be a while be­fore the con­trac­tor gets to ev­ery res­i­dence to in­stall a me­ter,” said Coun. Ed­ward Rice, chair­man of the city’s wa­ter and sewer util­ity com­mit­tee.

“Res­i­dents don’t have to wait to get a me­ter. We are still tak­ing vol­un­teers — those who wish to jump ahead in line per se — to get a me­ter in­stalled sooner than later. Peo­ple are sav­ing money by switch­ing to the me­tered rate and be­ing on the me­tered sys­tem also al­lows them to bet­ter track the amount of wa­ter they use on a daily ba­sis. We want to ac­com­mo­date any­one who wishes to reap those ben­e­fits right away.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, 902-629-4014.

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