Days Road Sewage Pump Station Upgrades
The Days Road Sewage Pump Station is the largest pumping facility in West Kingston and services approximately 80-90% of sanitary sewers in the region. The facility is located in La Salle Park, at 419 Days Road and it pumps directly to the Cataraqui Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant, located adjacent to the Invista (former Dupont) plant on Front Road.
The Days Road Sewage Pump Station was originally constructed in the late
The planning phase of the project has concluded.
The local consulting firm of J.L. Richards and Associates Limited has been retained by Utilities Kingston to complete a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment to review options for addressing the needs of the facility. The options for consideration include a range
Simply due to cost, the desire is to update the electrical, mechanical and process equipment inside the existing structure and property. However, the need for a capacity increase (larger pumps) and possibly for additional storage might make this insufficient. This is why a broader range of options are considered during the Environmental Assessment.
Since the outset of the study, the study team has identified 5 alternatives for consideration. These include the following options; 1) Do Nothing, 2) Provide storage in lieu of capacity and refurbish existing facility, 3) Upgrade the existing facility, 4) Construct a new facility within City-owned property adjacent to the existing facility, and; 5) Purchase land and construct a new facility across the street.
The Study Team has evaluated all the alternatives using environmental, cultural, social, nature, technical and financial criteria and has selected a preferred alternative. The preferred alternative is Option 4, to construct a new facility adjacent to the existing one in LaSalle Park. All alternatives and the process of evaluation will be presented at the Public Information Centre.
The Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment for this project concluded on February 1, 2019.
Design and Construction
The design phase of the project is currently underway.
Schedule and Project Downloads
The following schedule is approximate at this time. Please click on links for documentation.
Environmental Assessment & Planning - 2017-2018
- Notice of Study Commencement (first published June 6, 2017)
- Notice of Public Information Centre #1 (held April 25, 2018)
- Presentation to local residents (held August 21, 2018)
- Notice of Study Completion (first issued December 18, 2018)
Detailed Design - Currently underway
Tendering and Construction - 2020-2021
For more information on the project, contact:
Natasha Prepas-Strobeck, P.Eng.
85 Lappan's Lane
Kingston, ON, K7L 4X7
Office: 613-546-1181, extension 2522
Ryan Ashford, P.Eng.
864 Lady Ellen Place
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5M2