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Improving fire-fighting capacity Valemount project.

Skirting beautiful Mount Robson Provincial Park, Valemount is a peaceful little town near the provincial border.

Despite its population of just over 1,000 residents, the citizens reap the benefits of a community that invests into infrastructure that contributes to a high quality of life. Excellent roads, a municipal sewer system, high quality communications infrastructure, medical and college services, plus an amazing array of outdoor activities in the area are all at their disposal.

In keeping with this approach, Valemount upgraded its potable water distribution system while it was completing a separate downtown revitalization project. Doing the work concurrently also reduced excavation costs dramatically.

With support from the federal Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, there were over 600 metres of new water mains installed, along with three new fire hydrants. The new water mains are larger to accommodate future density increases on 5th Avenue, with about one-third replacing outdated pipes constructed from asbestos cement. The new water mains have greatly improved water flow and fire fighting capacity.

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