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inSide STREETERS We’re having a heat wave, with temperatures soaring into the 30’s, so inSide Drumheller asks: “How do you beat the heat?�

Mike Wallace “I live in Costa Rica for the winter, so this is pretty much normal for me.�

Carol Dawson and Jason “Going to the Splash Park.�

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OPINION Fall completion date planned for East Coulee water line Michael James | inSide Drumheller

Municipal water will soon be owing to East Coulee. At their meeting on July 2, Town Council awarded the contract for the construction of the East Coulee water transmission line. It is estimated the line will be complete by the fall. “It will be completed by the Fall. It’s 100 days to ďŹ nish their contract,â€? said Mayor Terry Yemen. Knibb Development Ltd. was chosen to construct the line for a total cost, including engineering work, of $3,989,593. The vast majority of construction is being covered by a grant from the province, which was

awarded in May 2011. The Town of Drumheller is only responsible for 10 per cent of the cost. The line will bring municipal water to the western edge of East Coulee where there will be a ďŹ ll station. The line will help increase the ďŹ re protection for the area. There are no plans to build distribution lines throughout East Coulee or Lehigh, where residents rely on sandpoint wells for their water. “When it’s ďŹ nished, there will be a ďŹ ll station in East Coulee and that’s it. If, a few years down the road, they need water, it’s there for them,â€? said Yemen. The process to build the transmission line

to East Coulee has been ongoing for years. Late in 2011, Council debated building the transmission line and distribution lines throughout East Coulee and Lehigh. The distribution lines would cost residents in those areas just under $16,000 per household. After vehement opposition, plans for the distribution lines were shelved, but considering the $3.4 million grant from the province, it was decided to continue with plans to build the transmission line, with an option for acreages along the way to hook up. It is expected construction will start within the next month.

THANK YOU

We absolutely have to thank our family, friends and neighbors for helping us get through the ood. There are too many names to mention, but thank you for: freezer storage, trailers for our furniture, sump pumps, fans, muscles, food, beds, hoses, sandbags, smiles, working through the night, lawn mowing, shop vacs and many hugs. A special thank you to our good neighbor Ron Storch and his boys for keeping the pumps going to save our little piece of paradise here in Newcastle. Everyone’s support was overwhelming. Without all of you, things would have turned out a lot dierent. We owe ya.

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The Town of Drumheller is moving forward with construction on the East Coulee water transmission line. At their meeting on July 2, Council awarded the contract for

construction to Knibb Development Ltd. Construction will begin soon with completion in the fall. inSide photo by Michael James

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