Updated July 2014
Preliminary and Detailed Design
The City of Ottawa Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP) has identified several inter-related water infrastructure projects for the South Urban Community (SUC). These projects are needed to meet demands associated with urban growth, and to improve the reliability of supply to both existing and future development.
Pressure zone reconfigurations are planned for the SUC and Barrhaven areas which will create permanent water pressure changes within these areas. There are four projects planned to create these reconfigured pressure zones:
- Expansion of the Barrhaven Reservoir Pumping Station to augment supply to the Barrhaven pressure zone.
- A larger diameter watermain along Fallowfield Road to reinforce the supply to Barrhaven from the Barrhaven Reservoir Pumping Station.
- Upgrades of the Barrhaven Pumping Station, including a new watermain connection.
- Upgrades of the Ottawa South Pumping Station, including a watermain connection.
The general timing for the construction of these projects is as follows:
- Barrhaven Reservoir Pumping Station: December 2014 to May 2015
- Fallowfield Road watermain: March 2015 to August 2015
- Barrhaven Pumping Station: April 2015 to May 2016
- Ottawa South Pumping Station: March 2016 to May 2017
The City of Ottawa has appointed Delcan Corporation for the preliminary and detailed design of this project. Public Open House meetings are planned that will provide information on the construction activities and timing.
The pressure variations that will occur in the SUC and the Barrhaven areas will be within City guidelines, for almost all water customers. There will be a small number of water customers that will have a water pressure that is greater than those noted in the City guidelines. For those customers, the installation of pressure reducing valves (PRV) will be required within their homes. For those customers requiring a PRV, the City of Ottawa will be contacting them directly and providing them with the necessary information needed to allow the installation of the PRV device. Area residents and the public will also be kept informed of the projects through the City of Ottawa Web site.
For further information or to be added to the mailing list please contact:
Jonathan Knoyle, P.Eng.
Sr. Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 x 16436