Construction of a new water reservoir in Faro is now complete. With a capacity of 625 cubic metres, the new reservoir replaces an old reservoir constructed in 1971 that was nearing the end of its useful life.
Water storage facilities like reservoirs are essential to keep a town like Faro supplied with clean drinking water. The reservoir buffers community water supply during peak demands, provides redundancy to other reservoirs while they are offline for maintenance, provides additional chlorine contact time for disinfection and provides water for local firefighting purposes.
The final project costs are anticipated to be $1.94 million, with the Government of Canada contributing $1.13 million under the Investing Canada Infrastructure Plan, and the Government of Yukon funding the balance. Construction of the new reservoir was publicly tendered and awarded to Wildstone Construction.
The new water reservoir is a key piece of infrastructure that provides Faro residents with clean drinking water as well as resources to fight fires. Our government is proud to be upgrading core municipal infrastructure that supports healthy, thriving communities.
Minister of Community Services John Streicker
On behalf of Council, I would like to thank and acknowledge the efforts of our federal and territorial partners for their continuous support as we work to develop our community. I would also like to specifically recognize the hard work of so many within the Department of Community Services, Community Development Branch and the Town of Faro. The water reservoir project is another example of our commitment to working collaboratively and despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, we persevered with relatively minor disruptions to the community. We look forward to strengthening our collaboration as we work to deliver several planned major projects in the near future.
Town of Faro Mayor Leonard Faber
Water reservoirs are storage facilities for a community’s water supply.
Construction of the Faro reservoir began in spring 2020.
The water reservoir is an above-ground, glass-fused to steel tank with insulation and cladding.
It is one of three water reservoirs in Faro and is located behind Faro’s public administration building.