Olalla Water System
Engineering Projects and Reports

2017 Olalla Water System Upgrades - Phase 2

Construction will begin August 8th, 2017 - between 7 am to 7 pm, Monday thru Friday, click link below for further information:

Update July 19, 2017:

20170718 Keeping the Community Informed - Construction Information

20170713 Project Notification - Olalla Water System Upgrades - Phase 2

Engineering Projects and Updates:

A large part of the Olalla Water System was upgraded in 1998/1999 which included construction of a new well with pump, a concrete reservoir, a pump house complete with electrical controls and various watermain replacements. The remaining older watermains will now be upgraded to further the efforts of reducing leakage within the Olalla Water System.

In September of 2015 the Regional District issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking qualified consultants to provide a complete set of engineered design drawings, cost estimates, tendering and construction services for the Olalla Water System upgrades. The project has subsequently been awarded to WSP Canada. The design and cost estimates for all the remaining replacement work within the system started in October of 2015. The construction of the watermains will be completed in phases. Tendering and construction for Phase 1 of the replacement project is expected to occur in the spring of 2016. Additional phases may be added to the spring construction work depending on available budget.

The other main upgrade area for the Olalla Water System is the communication system. There have been frequent issues with the current system causing RDOS operations staff to spend valuable time with false alarms and troubleshooting. Also, the Olalla Water System currently does not have the ability to generate back-up power during a power outage. The Regional District has retained Interior Instruments to upgrade the communications system and install a transfer switch to allow for a portable generator that can be utilized in the case of a power outage ensuring delivery of water to the Olalla system users. It is expected that this communication system work will be complete before the end of 2015.

The Regional District continues to strive to develop an environmentally sustainable community and meet public needs through the development and implementation of key services.