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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stantec Consulting awarded contract for Lake Huron Water Pipeline twinning

The website for the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System is reporting that Stantec Consulting has been awarded the contract to carry out the Class Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Design of the upcoming twinning of portions of the Lake Huron to London water pipeline. Both tasks are now underway. The vast majority of the route of the pipeline runs through prime agricultural land. The original pipeline was constructed in 1964. A portion of that pipeline was "twinned" (adjacent pipeline loopings were constructed) in the 1990's.

The original request for proposals (RFP) for consulting firms was made last year:
http://www.london.ca/Tenders_and_RFPs/RFP2009/RFQ09-31.pdf

Of note, the RFP refers to the generation of a framework for a crop loss monitoring program and the establishment of a landowner consultation process. At the time of the last twinning in the 1990's, affected landowners formed the Lake Huron Pipeline Landowners Association (LHPLA) to address concerns about construction and operation of the pipeline.