The Underground Pipeline and Asphalt Rehabilitation (UPAR) Program was implemented in 2015 to provide clear and predictable funding for the replacement of aging and deteriorating infrastructure. Prior to UPAR, projects were funded through either utility rates, or the local improvement process which charges project costs directly to the fronting property owners. The UPAR however collects revenue from all properties through a combination of a frontage based levy, and an infrastructure utility fee.
The clear, predictable funding from the UPAR program allows the City of North Battleford to meet stated budgeted objectives while maintaining predictable cost impacts to the rates payers.
The UPAR plan for 2018 represents about 2 km of roadway rehabilitation and 4 km of pipeline replacement and rehabilitation. This work is expected to cost approximately $3.3 million, consistent with the spend for 2017 UPAR work.
UPAR projects usually begin in June and continue through October. A construction schedule for 2018 along with updates will be provided on this page as work begins and progresses.