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Cost to replace Yellowknife water pipeline increases 65 per cent over four years

City can't afford cost of replacing aging drinking water pipeline

May 25, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Yellowknife, N.W.T. – The cost to replace the city’s aging drinking water pipeline has skyrocketed by 65 per cent since it was estimated only four years ago. The pipeline, which is nearing the end of its lifespan, was projected to cost $34.5 million in 2019 when council first planned its replacement, but the price has since soared to more than $57 million, and the city can’t afford the expense. CBC News report | READ MORE

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