Overnight work approved for water plant

May 12, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The expansion project at Orangeville’s Water Pollution Control Plant is reaching a critical phase where one week of overnight construction, from approximately May 24 to 31, will be necessary.

The construction project, awarded to North American Construction Ltd. (NAC), has been underway for almost a year and the project is expected to be completed sometime in 2018.

A new, larger diameter secondary effluent pipe is required to accommodate the higher flows associated with the expanded plant.  The main challenge is that the new secondary effluent pipe will be located along the same route as the existing pipe, thus the existing pipe will need to be removed prior to the installation of the new pipe.

This will necessitate the installation of a temporary pumping system from the time that the existing pipe is removed until the new pipe is commissioned.

Due to the nature of this work, it is desirable to minimize the time required to install the new pipe and for there to be continuous monitoring. To accomplish this, the contractor plans to work 24 hours a day for approximately one week to complete the work. It is anticipated that this will commence immediately following the May long weekend.

The contractor plans to work in a manner that minimizes noise in the overnight hours.

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