The 2021 Town Budget included funding for a capital project intended to make upgrades to the Craigleith Main Sewage Lift Station. In May of 2022, Town Council approved a motion to increase the scope of the project to include upgrades to the Mill Street Sewage Lift Station and installation of an additional sanitary forcemain along Bay Street from Mill Street to Grey Street.
The Town’s Asset Management Plan indicates that the underground infrastructure on Bay Street in this location is in poor to very poor condition and is approaching the end of its useful life. The existing sanitary sewer and watermain are both made of asbestos cement, and both experience significant leakage issues. The installation of the secondary forcemain will involve road excavation that is likely to result in many more leaks as the ground shifts and settles. Considering that Bay Street from Mill Street to Grey Street will need to be significantly disturbed for the installation of the forcemain, this provides a great opportunity to reconstruct the entire road. This will ensure that the watermain, sewers and stormwater systems are adequate for the next 50-75 years. Addressing leaking watermains and sewers reduces the burden on both the water and wastewater systems, freeing up needed capacity and allowing more connections to current infrastructure.
The existing watermain and gravity sewer are approaching end of life, and a secondary forcemain is required between the Mill Street Sewage Pumping Station and the Thornbury Wastewater Treatment Plant to handle planned growth in the community.
November 10, 2023 - Notice of Neighbourhood Meeting
The Town has chosen a date for a Neighbourhood Meeting regarding the Bay Street East Reconstruction project. This event will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Bayview Park Pavilion to gather input from stakeholders and residents. All those interested in the project are invited to attend.
Public Meetings & Information Centres
The public consultation plan for this project is still in development. In addition to the scheduled Neighbourhood Meeting, the Town plans to hold two Public Information Centres regarding this project. To be notified of these meetings, please subscribe for project updates using the link below. All residents living within the project boundaries will received mailed notices regarding these meetings.