Crozier was retained by Rice Developments to design and oversee construction of a municipal sewage pumping station to support Westlinks Development in the Town of Saugeen Shores. Our team provided multi-disciplinary services including civil, mechanical & electrical engineering design as well as construction administration services including tendering and field review. Westlinks Development represented an extension of the Town’s built boundary to the east side of Mill Creek and as such, required extensions of the existing Town infrastructure to service the development. Due to the topography of the site and depth of the adjacent Creek, a sanitary pumping station and forcemain were required to connect the internal gravity sewer system back to the Town system.
To accommodate the phased buildout of the development in a cost effective manner for the client, our civil team negotiated with the Town to allow for an interim forcemain connection to the Town’s gravity sewer system and a smaller pump system. Upon buildout of the subdivision, the forcemain will be extended approximately 2km to connect directly to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the interim forcemain will be decommissioned. The pump station was likewise designed to be phased alongside the buildout of the development to accommodate both the interim and ultimate operating conditions to save on initial capital costs.
During the tender process, our team was notified by the County that they had obtained funding and would be reconstructing the Mill Creek Bridge during the same construction period. Upon this notification, our design team efficiently amended the existing forcemain design to allow the pre-insulated pipes to be hung from the bridge. Our team also provided technical assistance to our client to facilitate a cost sharing agreement between the County as a portion of the forcemain was transferred to be included as part of the overall bridge improvements.
Our construction administration team was also able to overcome obstacles associated with poor weather & soil conditions, maintaining access to and operation of the Golf Course, and coordinating the schedule of two contractors to successfully commission the Pump Station in the Winter of 2018.
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