Sandridge Road Reconstruction and Hillsdale Road Sewer Outlet
- Location: Ottawa, Ontario
- Value: $8M
- Client: City of Ottawa
- JLR Contact: Phil Reeve, Jason Bettez
- Related Projects: Meadowlands Drive Reconstruction, Sandridge Road Reconstruction and Hillsdale Road Sewer Outlet, Woodroffe Sanitary Sewer and Watermain Replacement, Manotick Commercial Core and Hillside Gardens Sanitary Sewer Construction
JLR prepared the preliminary design, detail design, and tender documents for the reconstruction of Sandridge Road from Merriman Avenue to Hillsdale Road. In addition to road, sewer, and watermain reconstruction, the project included separation of the existing combined sewer system into dedicated storm and sanitary sewers and the design of an in-line storage pipe for combined sewer overflow (CSO) reduction.
The Birch Avenue overflow at Sandridge Road is one of the most active CSO sites within the City of Ottawa. The existing sewer system at the Birch Avenue/Sandridge Road intersection was designed to direct combined sewage from five upstream sewers into a deep 3000 mm diameter inline CSO storage pipe. The storage pipe is 275 m long and designed to hold 2,000 m3 of combined sewage (equivalent to a 25 mm storm event over the tributary area). A low-flow channel, complete with a HDPE cast-in-place liner, was installed in the bottom of the storage pipe to promote self-cleansing velocities during dry weather flow conditions. The outflow of the storage pipe is regulated by a large vortex flow regulator installed in a separate downstream control structure. A real-time flow monitoring system consisting of two parshall flumes and a state-of-the-art transit time flow meter was installed to measure the storage pipe inflow/outflow rates and overflows. Data from the flow monitoring equipment is gathered at two above-ground control panels and is transmitted via fibre optic cable to a nearby SCADA hub, which is integrated with the City’s SCADA system.
This major initiative was a federally funded infrastructure stimulus project that will result in a significant decrease in the volume and frequency of CSOs to the Ottawa River. The design and preparation of tender documents was ‘fast-tracked’ so that the entire works could be constructed by the funding deadline.