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Briar Ridge Pump Station Upgrades

Project Status: 
Underway

Project Overview

Project Description:

The City of Ottawa has initiated the design for upgrades to the Briar Ridge Pump Station that was originally built in 2002 and is located at 960 Klondike Road in North Kanata (Ward 4). It was designed to serve the Briar Ridge subdivision and surrounding drainage area of approximately 128 hectares.

This is an image of a map showing the location of the Briar Ridge pumping station at 960 Klondike Road in North Kanata within Ward 4.

Improvements are required for increased station capacity and to improve operation and reliability to meet current standards. With these upgrades the pump station is expected to increase its capacity to service the Kanata North Urban Expansion Area. The proposed upgrades include installing a new backup generator required for emergency situations, replacing existing two (2) pumps with three (3) new pumps, updating electrical and instrumentation to current standard requirements and other miscellaneous improvements.

Anticipated Project Timing:

Design assignment completion: fall 2021

Construction commencement: spring 2022

Construction substantial completion: winter 2022/2023

Construction completion: spring 2023

Project budget

Approved funding to date is $500,000.

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.

COVID-19

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.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager.

Contact Information

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager
Megan Farnel, P.Eng
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Facilities
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 22021

Design Consultant Project Manager
Robertson Gibb, P.Eng.
Project Manager
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 220, Ottawa, ON, K2C 2B5
Tel: 613-226-1284 ext. 3232

Notice of Project (June 2021)

This notice is to notify your neighbourhood and community of the design project that is nearing completion. Design of this project is expected to be completed by fall 2021 and upon 2022 budgetary approval, construction of this project is expected to commence in spring 2022.

What: This project will upgrade the existing sanitary pump station located in North Kanata (Ward 4) to increase the existing stations pumping capacity and improve its operation and reliability.

Improvements are required for increased station capacity (due to the growing North Kanata area) and upgrades for reliability and resiliency as the current configuration requires additional redundancy and updates to current standard. The proposed upgrades include installing a new backup generator required for emergency situations, replacing existing two (2) pumps with three (3) new pumps (two duty and one standby/backup), updating electrical and instrumentation to current standard requirements and other miscellaneous improvements.

Why: Due to the increased demand for residential development and the age, condition and level of operation and maintenance required for the existing infrastructure, the City will be proceeding with the completion of the work required to increase capacity and improve the reliability/redundancy of this pump stations.

When: Detailed design work is ongoing and is expected to be complete in fall 2021. Construction is expected to begin in early 2022 and may not be complete until late 2022. A notice will be delivered to local residents prior to the commencement of construction activities.

Where: All proposed upgrades will be installed within City property and/or right of way at 960 Klondike Road, Ottawa, ON. The backup generator 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).

Who: Design consulting firm RV Anderson Ltd., has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop a detailed design for upgrades to the Briar Ridge Pump Station that is currently scheduled to be complete fall 2021.

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.

Contact Information

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 the City Project Manager.

Online engagement opportunity

Posted: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 2:56 pm
Last updated: 
Friday, October 1, 2021, 4:29 pm

Dates & Times

Friday, October 15, 2021, 3:00 pm

The City of Ottawa continues to take precautionary steps to protect members of the public. As an alternative to hosting in-person public information sessions, information is being posted to Ottawa.ca and virtual information sessions are being held. The City remains committed to keeping the public informed of projects occurring in your neighborhood.

The City of Ottawa invites you to review and provide comments on the Briar Ridge Pumping Station Upgrade Project by October 15, 2021. Information can be submited by email or by phone to the contact below.

Project display boards [ PDF 1.528 MB ]

A virtual public information session is also being held on Thursday October 7, 2021 at 5 pm.

If you wish to participate, please contact the City Project Manager listed below to register.

The City has a proactive communications approach. The project team will update you on the project using different methods to communicate including letters and posting information on Ottawa.ca.

What: Improvements are required for increased station capacity and to improve operation and reliability to meet current standards. With these upgrades the pump station is expected to increase its capacity to service the Kanata North Urban Expansion Area. The proposed upgrades include installing a new backup generator required for emergency situations, replacing existing two (2) pumps with three (3) new pumps, updating electrical and instrumentation to current standard requirements and other miscellaneous improvements.

Why: Due to the increased demand for residential development and the age, condition and level of operation and maintenance required for the existing infrastructure, the City will be proceeding with the completion of the work to increase capacity and improve the reliability/redundancy of this pump station.

Where: The Briar Ridge Pump Station is located at 960 Klondike Road in North Kanata (Ward 4).

When: The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Design completion: winter 2021/2022
  • Construction start: spring 2022
  • Substantial completion: winter 2022
  • Final completion: June 2023

Who: Design consulting firm RV Anderson Ltd., has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop a detailed design for upgrades to the Briar Ridge Pump Station.

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

Megan Farnel, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Design and Construction - Facilities
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 22021