For this project, a 800-metre long, 1050 mm diameter PVC pipe had to be installed at a 0.07 percent grade paralleling a utility corridor between the Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club and an existing neighbourhood.
Local residents were very concerned about the need to remove mature poplar trees on the proposed trunk sewer alignment. These acted as a natural buffer between their backyards and the golf course. This component of the project required consultation with the golf club and with the neighbouring residents for final landscape design.
Several open houses were conducted to explain the plan to replace the trees and re-landscape the area. Residents were shown how extensive landscape architecture services would be conducted for restoration of the acquired easement through the golf course property. By adding more decorative landscaping than previously existed, the project became highly acceptable to the golf course, the adjacent residents and the general public.
To meet the tight timelines set by the client, the majority of the trunk sewer was installed during the winter season. Also, most of the supplies, including bench manholes, were preordered ahead of time and stored until needed.