Walkerton’s million dollar soccer fields should be a lot drier next season as Brockton invests 70 thousand dollars to tile two of the fields.
The tile is needed to address drainage issues on the fields.
Last Summer it was brought to Council’s attention that there were drainage issues in the new soccer fields, as it turns out the fields were never tiled.
Other problems reported at the time included: sprinkler heads protruding from the surface, field ruts, settling as well as severe crowing in Pitch 3 and 4.
Once the fields have been tiled, the drainage issues should be resolved.
Peabody says the contractor will work around the soccer schedule with work commencing in August.
Brockton had budgeted 70 thousand dollars for the tile project in this years budget.
However it was estimated that the 70 thousand would only cover the cost of tiling one field.
Fortunately says Peabody, the municipality will be able to tile both fields at once.
The Bruce Power Regional Soccer Fields were created in 2016 and officially opened in 2017.