The city’s 20-year-old communication system for water and sewer will receive a $360,000 upgrade.
Of the five tenders ranging from $360,220 to $965,960 MPC Consulting Ltd. of Sidney, B.C. was selected.
Known as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), the existing system has become unreliable and incompatible with newer hardware/software technologies, said engineer technologist Jeff Bernardy in a report to council.
An additional $33,810 for contract administration and construction review has been awarded to UED Engineering Ltd.
Before city council approved awarding the contracts, Coun. Ivan Bonnell said the budget for the project will have no impact on the user rates.
“It will be completely funded by water and sewer accounts,” Bonnell said.