Update December 2, 2022
As an update on the West Ottawa Flow Through Stations Upgrade project, the City is currently out to tender again. They only had one bidder with the first tender in August and that bidder was subsequently disqualified. The second tender is set to close next week and then they will go through the process of issuing a Purchase Order to a contractor. Construction at the four sanitary flow through stations in Bay Ward has thus been delayed until 2022.
Residents living close to these construction sites should be receiving the following notice of project:
COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
This notice is to notify your neighbourhood and community of the design project that is nearing completion. Construction of this project is expected to commence June 2021.
For more information about the Ottawa West Flow Through Pump Station Upgrades project please visit Ottawa.ca.
What: This project will upgrade four (4) existing ‘flow through’ sanitary wastewater pump stations located in Bay Ward (Ward 7) to improve their operation and reliability. The flow through stations normally operate as a gravity sewer; however, switch operation from a gravity sewer to a sanitary pump station once the downstream receiving sanitary trunk sewer is surcharged or overtaxed do prevent upstream basement flooding.
Improvements are required for upgrades for reliability and resiliency as the current configuration requires regular maintenance and manual operation. The proposed upgrades include installing new backup generators required for emergency situations, replacing existing pumps with two (2) new pumps (One Duty and One Standby/Backup), updating electrical and instrumentation to current standard requirements and other miscellaneous improvements.
Why: Due to the age, condition and level of operation and maintenance required for the existing infrastructure and the lack of redundancy from basement sewer backup protection, the City will be proceeding with the completion of the work required to improve the reliability of these pumping stations. The project will upgrade each station to have redundancy in pumping (duty/standby configuration), resiliency in instrumentation monitoring, power and controls to reduce the likelihood of having a failure that could result in flooding.
When: Detailed design work is ongoing and is expected to be complete in spring 2021. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2021 and may not be complete until early 2022. A notice will be delivered to local residents prior to the commencement of construction activities.
Where: The project comprises of four (4) locations:
- Lincoln Heights sanitary pump station: easement between 219 and 225 Lincoln Heights Road
- McEwen sanitary pump station: 31 McEwen Avenue
- Pooler and Deschênes sanitary pump station: 84 Pooler Avenue (see note about trees below)
- Britannia and Howe sanitary pump station: 247 Britannia Road
All proposed upgrades will be installed within City right of way or within existing legal City Utility Easement. Proposed backup generators will also be installed within City Park Land or City right of way. Generators will not operate unless under emergency situations or for monthly preventative maintenance procedures (for 1 hour every 1 or 2 months during regular business hours).
Note: the Trees at Pooler & Deschenes are scheduled to be removed by Daveys Tree Service for the week of March 15th, 2021.
Who: Design consulting firm Stantec Limited, has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop a detailed design for upgrades to the Ottawa West Flow Through Stations that is currently scheduled to begin construction in 2021.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at Accessible Format.
Environmental Assessment / Public Involvement
The project is pre-approved under Ontario’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) guidelines for reconstruction of existing facilities to provide operational, maintenance or other improvements.
For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, call the City at 3-1-1. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:
City Project Manager: Design Consultant Project Manager:
Michael Thivierge, P.Eng., PE James Ricker, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager Project Manager, Water Associate
100 Constellation Drive 400-1331 Clyde Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8 Ottawa, ON, K2C 3G4
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Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 22191 Cell: 613-222-4240