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Richmond Forcemain Repairs and Modifications

Construction notice - October 2016

Beginning in October 2016, the City of Ottawa will be completing work in your neighbourhood. This work is being conducted to repair and modify the Richmond Forcemain.

Who: The City of Ottawa has awarded the Contractor, Robert Excavating, to complete the work.

Why: The original forcemain was built in the early 1980s and is in need of repair.

What: The construction project will involve repairs and modifications to the existing 500mm diameter forcemain, the installation of a new bypass 300mm diameter forcemain to facilitate the repairs, the installation of a new section of 600mm diameter forcemain for the proposed future development within the Village of Richmond, and decommissioning of an abandoned forcemain in the immediate vicinity of the Richmond Sewage Pump Station.

When: This work is tentatively planned to begin in October 2016 and be completed by October 2017.

Where: Construction of two (2) new forcemains between the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station (RSPS) at 63 Royal York Street and Lagoon Cell C. Spot repairs and modifications to the transition couplings, valves and valve accessories will be made at various structures along the existing forcemain between the RSPS and Lagoon Cell C as well as on Eagleson Road between the Jock River crossing and Robertson Road.

An abandoned forcemain will also be decommissioned as part of the works and runs from the RSPS from Royal York St and along King St to Chanonhouse Dr. before heading north at Chanonhouse park through adjacent wooded lands prior to reaching the Lagoon site.

Accessibility

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 City’s Project Manager or the Contractor’s Representative.

On-street traffic, parking and transit

Adjacent roadways will remain open, however, local reductions to one (1) travel lane will be permitted and traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons (flaggers). Lane reductions on Eagleson are not permitted during peak periods (weekdays 7 – 9 am and 3:30 – 5:30 pm).

Transit service will continue, however, there may be temporary relocations of stops during the construction period.

Construction disruptions, Lagoon area, trails and lands along the Jock River

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but, as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as traffic delays, parking restrictions, and noise. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation.

The Lagoon area and parking lot (near Barnsdale Road) including the trails along the Jock River between the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station and Eagleson will be closed for the duration of the construction

Noise and hours of work

The City of Ottawa Noise By-law (2004-253) allows construction activity to occur weekdays between 7 am and 10 pm. On Saturdays, work is permitted between 7 am and 10 pm, while Sunday and statutory holiday work is allowed between 9 am and 10 pm.

Potential odour

The City advises that strong odours may potentially come from the construction site during the works.There are three separate sources of odour:

  1. At Richmond Sewage Pump Station;
  2. At Lagoon Cell C; and
  3. Along the forcemain, where  structures are being upgraded/rehabilitated.

Each of the above-noted sources of odour could trigger specific odour mitigation measures. City of Ottawa Staff considers this situation a high priority and will work closely with engineering professionals to monitor and mitigate odour propagation, as required.

Impact on the right-of-way and adjacent private properties

Construction within the City’s right-of-way may result in some disruption to part of the private property directly adjacent to the work. The affected areas will be reinstated as soon as possible after construction is completed, at no cost to you.

You may feel vibrations at your home or business due to the use of the heavy equipment needed to complete this work. This is quite common and not usually a problem.

Pre-construction survey

Robert Excavating is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the construction project is entirely completed. The Contractor is also required by the City to carry liability insurance before any work may proceed. DST Consulting Engineers Inc. may be asked by the contractor’s insurance agent for permission to survey your property before the work commences, as Contractors typically conduct pre-construction inspections to document existing conditions for their own purposes. It is to your benefit to allow the inspection to be conducted on your property, as it may assist with establishing the impact, if any, that construction has had on your property after work is complete. In addition, you may wish to complete your own survey of pre-construction conditions on your property. Your survey should include photographs.

Contact information

As part of this contract, the Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete as well as any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the contractor and to the City’s on-site Representative. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations. Should you have any inquiries once work commences, please do not hesitate to contact:

City’s project manager:
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic
Development Department
Design and Construction – Branch 2
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext 25568

Consultant’s representative:
Richard Telmosse, MBA, P.Eng. ing.
Project Manager
Parsons Inc.
Tel: 613-691-1584

Contractor’s representative:
Gary Beisheim
Project Manager
Robert Excavating
Tel: 613-443-2311

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please visit ottawa.ca or call the City at 3-1-1.

Overview

Updated August 2014

Project overview

The City of Ottawa will be making repairs and modifications to the Richmond Forcemain. The work involves repairing the existing 500mm forcemain, the installation of a new 300mm forcemain to facilitate the repairs, and the installation of a new section of 600mm forcemain for the proposed future development within the Village of Richmond. The original forcemain was built in the early 1980s and is in need of repair.

The forcemain limits are from the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station (RSPS) located at the corner of Royal York Street and Cockburn Street in the Village of Richmond, and travels northeast along the south bank of the Jock River, crossing the river near Eagleson Road and then travels north along the west side of Eagleson Road before discharging to the City’s sewer system near Hazeldean Road in Kanata.

Key Plan map showing projects limits.

The City has retained Parsons, an engineering consulting firm, to prepare the detailed design documents for the repairs and modifications required to maintain the existing forcemain.

Budget

Design and Construction: $4.1M

Project Timelines

Design Start: Summer 2014

Design Completion: Spring 2016

Construction Start: Late Summer 2016

Construction Completion: Summer 2017

For more information

Danny Palermo, P. Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design & Construction – Branch 2
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 25568

On-going Field Investigations - March 2016

As indicated in previous letters, the City of Ottawa will be making repairs and modifications to the Richmond Forcemain. Prior to the start of construction, the City will be undertaking field investigation works, as part of the design phase of the Richmond Forcemain Repairs and Modifications Project.

Who: Parsons Inc. will be preparing the detailed design documents for the repairs and modifications required to maintain the existing forcemain for the City of Ottawa. 

Why:  The original forcemain was built in the early 1980s and is in need of repair. These investigations are necessary to complete the detailed design for the repairs and modifications. The construction project willinvolve repairing the existing 500mm forcemain, the installation of a new temporary 300mm forcemain to facilitate the repairs, and the installation of a new section of 600mm forcemain for the proposed future development within the Village of Richmond.

What: The investigation work will include: (a) additional groundwater level measurements to establish stabilized groundwater levels prior to construction, and (b) pre-construction sampling/testing of the groundwater to assess possible discharge alternatives for the groundwater to be pumped from the excavations during construction.  The investigations will be done by workers and equipment, as needed.

When: The field investigation work will take place from March through August 2016.

Where: The groundwater level measurements will be taken at the monitoring wells previously installed along the proposed forcemain alignment along the south bank of the Jock River between the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station (RSPS) located at the corner of Royal York Street and Cockburn Street and Lagoon Cell ‘C’.  Groundwater level measurements will also be taken at the seven (7) multi-level groundwater monitoring wells recently installed at the following locations: two (2) monitoring wells along King Street; three (3) monitoring wells along Cockburn Street (with one (1) of the monitoring wells located on the north side of the Jock River); and two (2) monitoring wells along Colonel Murray Street. 

Groundwater samples for pre-construction testing will be recovered from select monitoring wells previously installed along the proposed forcemain alignment along the south bank of the Jock River.

Project Limits [ PDF - 100 KB ]

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:

City’s Project Manager:
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services Department
Design and Construction Municipal West
Tel:  (613) 580-2424 Ext 25568  

Consultant’s Representative :
Richard Telmosse, MBA, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Parsons Inc.,
Tel : (613) 691-1584

On-going Field Investigations - September 2015

Dear Resident,

As indicated in previous letters dated August 2014 and February 2015, the City of Ottawa will be making repairs and modifications to the Richmond Forcemain. Prior to the start of construction, the City will be undertaking field investigation works, as part of the design phase of the Richmond Forcemain Repairs and Modifications Project.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Parsons Inc. to prepare the detailed design documents for the repairs and modifications required to maintain the existing forcemain.

Why:  The original forcemain was built in the early 1980s and is in need of repair. These investigations are necessary to complete the detailed design for the repairs and modifications.

The construction project willinvolve repairing the existing 500mm forcemain, the installation of a new temporary 300mm forcemain to facilitate the repairs, and the installation of a new section of 600mm forcemain for the proposed future development within the Village of Richmond. 

What: The investigation work will include additional hydrovac excavations, installation of groundwater monitoring wells, groundwater level monitoring and hydraulic testing within the proposed and existing monitoring wells, and pre-construction private water well surveys and water quality sampling. The investigations will be done by workers and equipment, as needed. 

When:  The field investigation work will take place from mid-September to mid-November 2015.

Where: The forcemain limits are from the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station (RSPS) located at the corner of Royal York Street and Cockburn Street in the Village of Richmond, and travels northeast along the south bank of the Jock River, crossing the river near Eagleson Road and then travels north along the west side of Eagleson Road before discharging to the City’s sewer system near Hazeldean Road in Kanata.

Two (2) additional hydrovac excavation field investigations on the existing forcemain will be undertaken adjacent to #34 and #36 Dallaire Crescent within City owned lands or easements. A total of seven (7) multi-level groundwater monitoring wells will be installed at the following locations: Two (2) monitoring wells along King Street; Three (3) monitoring wells along Cockburn Street (with one (1) of the monitoring wells to be located on the north side of the Jock River); and Two (2) monitoring wells along Colonel Murray Street. Door-to-door surveys of residences serviced by private drinking water wells within 100 metres of the construction alignment will also be conducted Houle Chevrier Engineering Ltd.

Key Plan map showing projects limits.

Please be advised that the some of the equipment required for these works will cause increased noise levels; the majority of the noise will be produced by the hydro-excavation truck which will be locating the existing forcemain. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:

City’s Project Manager:  
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.    
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services Department                     
Design and Construction Municipal West             
Tel:  (613) 580-2424 Ext 25568   

Consultant’s Representative:
Richard Telmosse, MBA, P.Eng. ing.     
Project Manager
Parsons Inc.
Tel:   613-691-1584

On-going Field Investigations - June 2015

As indicated in a previous letters in August 2014 and in February 2015 the City of Ottawa will be making repairs and modifications to the Richmond Forcemain. The work involves repairing the existing 500mm forcemain, the installation of a new 300mm forcemain to facilitate the repairs, and the installation of a new section of 600mm forcemain for the proposed future development within the Village of Richmond.

Prior to the construction activity beginning, the City will be undertaking field investigation works, as part of the design phase of the Richmond Forcemain Repairs and Modifications Project.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained Parsons Inc. to prepare the detailed design documents for the repairs and modifications required to maintain the existing forcemain.

 Why: The original forcemain was built in the early 1980s and is in need of repair. These investigations are necessary to complete the detailed design for the repairs and modifications.

What:  The investigation work will include geotechnical investigations, the inspection of existing maintenance hole structures, and locating the existing forcemain.The investigations will be done by workers and equipment, as needed.

 When: The field investigation work will take place from mid June to early August 2015.

 Where:     The forcemain limits are from the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station (RSPS) located at the corner of Royal York Street and Cockburn Street in the Village of Richmond, and travels northeast along the south bank of the Jock River, crossing the river near Eagleson Road and then travels north along the west side of Eagleson Road before discharging to the City’s sewer system near Hazeldean Road in Kanata.

The field investigation work will be undertaken in the shaded area on the attached map and will extend along the south side of the Jock River, within City owned lands or easements, between the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station and Eagleson Road. There will be minor inspection work along Eagleson Road between the Jock River and Hazeldean Road and inspections to Lagoon Cell ‘C’, located south of the Jock River and west of Eagleson Road.

The drawing illustrates the project and investigation location.  The project is located at the corner of Royal York Street and Cockburn Street in the Village of Richmond, and travels northeast along the south bank of the Jock River, crossing the river near Eagleson Road and then travels north along the west side of Eagleson Road before discharging to the City’s sewer system near Hazeldean Road in Kanata.  The field investigation will be undertaken within these project limits.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact: 

City’s Project Manager: 
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services Department 
Design and Construction Municipal West              
Tel:  (613) 580-2424 Ext 25568

Consultant’s Representative:
Richard Telmosse, MBA, P.Eng.  
Project Manager
Parsons Inc.
Tel:  (613) 691-1584

Commencement of Survey Work Notice - April 2015

Dear Resident, 

Please be advised that the City of Ottawa will be marking out the rear yard property line, as part of the Richmond Forecmain Repair and Modification project.

Who:           The City of Ottawa’s Surveys and Mapping Unit.

What: Marking out rear yard property lines using wooden stakes, flags and temporary spray paint.

Why: The City of Ottawa has initiated the design process for the original 500mm forcemain which was built in the early 1980s that is in need of repair. In order to undertake these repairs, the installation of a new 300mm by-pass forcemain from the Richmond Pump Station to the lagoons is needed to facilitate the repairs. The installation of a section of new 600mm forcemain from the RSPS to the lagoon is for future development within the Village of Richmond.

When: The City is planning to commence the survey in late April. A representative from the City’s Realty Services Branch will contact you shortly to advise you of the scheduled date to ensure that gates are unlocked and access to rear yards can be achieved.

Where: Homes on the west side of Dallaire Crescent backing onto City Open Space along the Jock River.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:

Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 25568                                                                                                                                             

cc:      Councillor Scott Moffatt, Ward 21
          Councillor Allan Hubley, Ward 23

Open House Display Boards - April 21, 2015

Welcome

Welcome to the Public Information Session for the Richmond Forcemain Construction project.  The City of Ottawa will be making repairs and modifications as a result of recent failures and the age of the forcemain. Tonight you will have an opportunity to learn about:

  • Project Impacts;
  • Construction Timing; and
  • Next Steps

Representatives from the City of Ottawa and the engineering consulting firm (Parsons) are here to answer your questions.

Background

  • Existing 500mm dia. PVC forcemain was constructed in the mid 1980's and is due for replacement.
  • Corrosion of the coupling bolts has resulted in two recent failures at transitions along the 500 mm dia. forcemain need to be repaired.
  • The existing 500 mm dia. forcemain crossing of the Jock River was twinned in 2001. Only the newer (2001) crossing is currently in use.
  • In 2004 two of the lagoon cells (A & B) were decommissioned. One lagoon cell (C) was retained for storage during periods of emergency or forcemain shutdown.
  • Master Servicing Study 2011 recommended:
    • Construct a new 600 mm dia. parallel forcemain to satisfy the future sanitary servicing needs of the Richmond community; and
    • Concurrent new construction of 300 mm dia. sewer/forcemain and repairs to existing 500mm dia. forcemain to save time and money to save time and money.

Key Plan map showing projects limits.

Construction Activities

The work involves repairing the existing 500mm forcemain, the installation of a new 300mm forcemain to facilitate the repairs, and the installation of a new section of 600mm forcemain for the proposed future development within the Village of Richmond.

Richmond Forcemain Repairs and Modifications [ PDF - 339 KB ]

Impacts and Mitigation

Property requirements:

  • Negotiate Easements

Property encroachments on to City property:

  • Request property owners remove structures

Floodplain construction:

  • Minimize construction footprint
  • Landscaping restoration plan
  • Cut/fill balance to maintain floodplain storage

Odour from temporary lagoon use

  • Winter construction (cooler temperatures – less odours in general)
  • Inject (dose in) odour inhibiting agent in the lagoon / deploy odour counteractants spray system around a section of lagoon’s perimeter
  • Lagoon re-instatement  following construction

Drinking water wells:

  • Pre, concurrent and post construction monitoring for water quality and quantity
  • Permit to take water

River access:

  • Pedestrian management plan

Dust and noise:

  • Noise control by-law adherence
  • Limit construction vehicle movements
  • Erosion and sediment control measures

Traffic disruption:

  • Traffic management plan

Richmond Forcemain Alignment Drawing [ PDF - 6,369 KB]

Next Steps

The next steps in the project are:

  • Collect and respond to comments received;
  • Undertake additional field investigations (infrastructure locates);
  • Complete detailed design;
  • Negotiate property requirements and easements; and
  • Tender and contract award 

Thank you

Your involvement is valuable to the success of this project. 

Please complete the Comment-Questionnaire and place it in the designated box before you leave, or mail or fax it to us by May 11, 2015.

On-going Field Investigations - February 2015

Dear Owner/Resident,

As indicated in a previous letter in August 2014 the City of Ottawa will be making repairs and modifications to the Richmond Forcemain. The work involves repairing the existing 500mm forcemain, the installation of a new 300mm forcemain to facilitate the repairs, and the installation of a new section of 600mm forcemain for the proposed future development within the Village of Richmond.

Prior to the construction activity beginning, the City will be undertaking field investigation works, as part of the design phase of the Richmond Forcemain Repairs and Modifications Project.

Who:  The City of Ottawa has retained Parsons Inc. to prepare the detailed design documents for the repairs and modifications required to maintain the existing forcemain.

Why: The original forcemain was built in the early 1980s and is in need of repair. As part of the repair process, these preliminary investigations are necessary to complete the detailed design for the future construction activity.

What: The investigation work will include geotechnical, environmental, and archeological investigations. It will also include the inspection of existing maintenance hole structures, topographical surveying, and locates for underground utilities in the vicinity of the existing forcemain.The use of both staff and equipment, will be required to conduct this work.

When: The field investigation work will take place from mid February to early April 2015.

Where: The forcemain limits are from the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station (RSPS) located at the corner of Royal York Street and Cockburn Street in the Village of Richmond, and travels northeast along the south bank of the Jock River, crossing the river near Eagleson Road and then travels north along the west side of Eagleson Road before discharging to the City’s sewer system near Hazeldean Road in Kanata. 

The field investigation work will be undertaken in the shaded area on the attached map and will extend along the south side of the Jock River, within City owned lands or easements, between the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station and Eagleson Road. There will be minor inspection work along Eagleson Road between the Jock River and Hazeldean Road and inspections to Lagoon Cell ‘C’, located south of the Jock River and west of Eagleson Road.

Please be advised that the some of the equipment required for these works will cause increased noise levels; the majority of the noise will be produced by the hydro-excavation truck which will be locating the existing forcemain and underground utilities. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:

City’s Project Manager:   
Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services Department
Design and Construction Municipal West
(613) 580-2424 Ext 25568  

Consultant’s Representative:
Richard Telmosse, MBA, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Parsons Inc.
(613) 691-1584

Public Open House - April 21, 2015

You’re invited:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Richmond Arena, Upstairs
6095 Perth Street, Richmond, ON

Dear Resident/Homeowner,

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a Public Open House Meeting to review the preliminary design for the Richmond Forcemain Repairs and Modifications project that is planned in your neighborhood.

Who:  The City of Ottawa and Parsons Inc., the consultant retained to prepare the detailed design documents for the repairs and modifications, will be present at the Public Open House to provide an overview of the project and to answer questions.

What:  Work includes repairs to the existing 500mm forcemain and the construction of a new 300mm by-pass. This is required to carry out the repairs and the new 600mm forcemain  to sustain growth in the Richmond area.

Why: The City of Ottawa initiated the design process for the original 500mm forcemain which was built in the early 1980s that is in need of repair. In order to undertake these repairs, the installation of a new 300mm by-pass forcemain from the Richmond Pump Station to the lagoons is necessary. This will provide service to residents while the older forcemain is repaired. The installation of a section of new 600mm forcemain from the Richmond Sewage Pumping Station (RSPS) to the lagoon is for future development within the Village of Richmond.

When: The City is planning to commence the construction work in the summer/fall of 2015.

Where: The forcemain limits are from the RSPS, located at the corner of Royal York Street and Cockburn Street in the Village of Richmond, and travels northeast along the south bank of the Jock River, crossing the river near Eagleson Road and then travels north along the west side of Eagleson Road before discharging to the City’s sewer system near Hazeldean Road in Kanata.

At the Public Meeting you will be able to review the preliminary plans for the entire project. Representatives from the City, the design consultant and the Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact:

Danny Palermo, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction Municipal West
Infrastructure Services Department
Tel: 613 580-2424, Ext. 25568      

Richard Telmosse, MBA, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Parsons Inc.
Tel:  613-691-1584
Richard.Telmosse@parsons.com                                                                                                                                    

Comments shall be accepted until Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

cc:       Councillor Scott Moffatt, Ward 21
           Councillor Allan Hubley, Ward 23