On September 7 representatives from the RM of Hanover and various government departments will be kicking off construction of a major expansion of the New Bothwell Lagoon.
The $1.2 million project, which is being funded with Canada-Manitoba Infrastructure funds, will see additional storage capacity at the existing community lagoon.
According to Doug Cavers, RM of Hanover administrator, the municipality has purchased 39 acres adjacent to the existing facility, which is located to the north of the community.
“The Municipality has an Environmental Act License for the development of the additional storage capacity to allow the community of New Bothwell to grow from its current population of approximately 500 people to a population of over 1,400 people and to allow room for a local industry to connect to the lagoon as well,” explained Cavers.
Once the sod is turned, the lagoon expansion project will be completed in two parts. The earthwork was tendered in July. The municipality has hired Earth Max Construction from Arborg at a cost of $1,172,906.
The second part is for the mechanical tender which includes piping, a security gate and a lift station. That project has been tendered and contractors are currently bidding on the job.
Both phases of construction on the New Bothwell lagoon are expected to be complete this fall.