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Green Lake sewer project ready for tender

The Green Lake sanitary sewer project is ready to go to tender.

With drawings complete, the City of Nanaimo is ready to install a low pressure sanitary sewer system to 101 properties, some of which have failing septic tanks that may be affecting the health of nearby Green Lake.

The tender includes the installation of the mains and services to property lines.  Once the system is commissioned, property owners will be required by law to decommission their septic tanks and connect to the new system.

Some residents have been waiting more than 30 years to be hooked up to city sewer services.

The city has budgeted $3.2 million for the project, which is scheduled to be completed by January, with final road repairs to be finished next spring.

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