Hemlock Pumping Station Upgrades

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Project status
Underway

Project overview

Project description

The City is undertaking the design to upgrade and update features at the Hemlock Pumping Station in Rockcliffe Park by installing a new bypass chamber outside of the station to enhance sewage and water flows, replacing electrical components inside the station and rehabilitating concrete, ladders, gratings and gates outside the station. The upgrade to the Station is required to renew components of the station that have reached end of life and require replacement.

The Hemlock Pumping Station is located at 751 Hillsdale Road. Refer to the Figure 1 for the location of the station.

A map showing the location of the Hemlock pumping station.

Project timing

Design assignment completion: winter 2022
Upgrade construction: 2022-2023

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $3,818,000.

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 a disability-related accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

COVID-19

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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:

City Project Manager
Mohamed El-Sarji, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Facilities
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 22191
Cell: 613-897-5837

Online engagement opportunity (September 23 to October 7, 2021)

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 Hemlock Pumping Station Upgrades Project between September 23 and October 7, 2021. 

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A virtual public information session is being held on Thursday September 23, 2021 at 7 pm. Please register, if you wish to participate.

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: The City is undertaking design to upgrade and update features at the Hemlock Pumping Station by installing a new bypass chamber and sluice gates in maintenance holes outside of the station to enhance sewage flows, replacing the pumps, valves and piping in the existing wet well and metering chamber, replacing electrical components inside the station and rehabilitating concrete, ladders and gratings outside the station.

Why: The upgrade to the station is required to enhance maintenance features at the station and renew components of the station that have reached their end of life.

Where: 751 Hillsdale Road

When: The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Design completion: fall 2021
  • Construction start: winter 2022
  • Substantial completion: winter 2023
  • Final completion: winter 2023

Who: The City of Ottawa will retain the contractor after completion of design.

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