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Work on splash park close to completion

Work at the “mercy of the weather”

The work on the splash park at Lions Centennial Park is close to being completed, but progress will continue to depend on the weather.

“The work continues to progress smoothly,” said Sandra Smith, communications manager, June 17. “As of today, we’ve only experienced a minor rain delay of a few days, and we’re very close to completing the work.”

The forecast for the next week is looking very wet, and the work will be “at the mercy of the weather,” said Smith.

If there is rain this week, the site may also need a few days to dry up before work can continue.

“Our focus is on getting the work done as quickly as possible and getting this facility open as soon as possible for families and children to enjoy this summer.”

Initial onsite work began on May 27 and underground work was to start on June 3.

READ MORE: Work on splash park to take about two weeks

The original press release from the town, dated May 29, stated, “The upgrades are anticipated to be completed within about two weeks of the construction start date, depending on weather conditions.”

Two weeks from the start date would have been June 17.

A new water service has been installed and mechanical and electrical upgrades and the installation of the new flow-through system are underway.

These improvements are designed to increase service levels and remove the need for daily maintenance interruptions at the Splash Park.

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