The City of Ottawa has signed a $7.5M contract with Taggart/Doran to construct a new sewage regulator to help reduce the sewage overflows the Ottawa River currently receives.
The regulator, which will be constructed near the city’s Fleet Street Pumping Station near Booth Street as part of the $30 million Real Time Control Program, is a key part of the city’s Ottawa River Protection Plan.
“This is the first of many steps the City of Ottawa will take in protecting the Ottawa River,” said Planning and Environment Committee chairman Coun. Peter Hume.
Along with the other regulators – Rideau Canal, Keefer and Cathcart, which are in the testing and commissioning phases and commence operation this fall – the new regulator will collectively reduce by 65 per cent the volume of the combined sewage overflows that the Ottawa River currently receives.
The $203 million Ottawa River Protection Plan was approved by city council on July 8. Other elements of the plan include the sewer separation projects located at Sussex and Rideau, and in the Manor Park Community.
These projects are funded by the Ottawa River Fund with support from the federal and provincial governments.