Goulds Servicing: Phase 2 - Trunk Sanitary Sewer and Phase 3 - Sewage Force Main

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In February of 2020 the new Goulds Sewage Pumping Station was commissioned; however, to meet federal guidelines, a new sewage force main (Phase 3) and gravity trunk sewer (Phase 2) is planned to be installed along Main Road/Bay Bulls Road to redirect raw sewage from the pumping station to the Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Facility for proper treatment before ocean discharge.

There are two phases of work required for this conveyance of sewer, one Phase to install the gravity trunk sanitary sewer, and another Phase to install the sanitary force main. A force main is a pressurized sewer pipe that conveys wastewater under pressure from a sewage pumping station. Force mains are used to move sewage through a sewer line when gravity flow is unattainable. A gravity trunk sanitary sewer is a large diameter sewer pipe used to convey wastewater from smaller tributaries toward a wastewater treatment plant, by gravity flow. It is part of a multi-tiered wastewater collection system in a city or metropolitan area, with smaller diameter sewer mains flowing into the larger diameter trunk sewer.

The force main installation (Phase 3) will occur along Main Road from the sewage pumping station (located near Heffernan's Place) to approximately 500m south of Ruby Line (civic 65 Main Road), where it will connect to the gravity trunk sewer. Properties located along the sewer force main route cannot be provided with a sewer service.

The gravity trunk sewer installation (Phase 2) will occur along Main Road / Bay Bulls Road from the sewer force main at approximately 500m south of Ruby Line (civic 65 Main Road) to near Walsh's Lane (civic 241 Bay Bulls Road) where it will connect to the existing trunk sewer system. Properties located along the trunk sewer route will be provided a sewer service (at property boundary) for connection by the property owner. Properties currently connected to the existing local sanitary sewer in the vicinity of Walsh's Lane to Valleyview Road will not be connected to the new trunk sewer. Phase 2 work also includes realignment of the Bay Bulls Road/Old Bay Bulls Road intersection, and replacement of the existing small diameter watermain south of Valleyview Road (civic 279 to civic 309 Bay Bulls Road).

Construction is anticipated to take place during the periods of September to November 2021 and May to November 2022, with placement of the Phase 2 surface asphalt in Summer 2023. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for further details.

While traffic on Main Road / Bay Bulls Road will be maintained during construction, there will be some disruptions, detours, and slowdowns. The City will make every effort to minimize interruptions and to maintain traffic flow, especially during peak rush hour.

Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction, and we ask the public to obey and follow all posted signage in and near the construction zones.

This page is not intended to replace other information such as Public Advisories or Public Notices (e- updates), for day-to-day updates such as traffic or water interruptions, etc. check the City's website. To keep informed of the city’s traffic advisories please sign up for e-updates at www.stjohns.ca.

In February of 2020 the new Goulds Sewage Pumping Station was commissioned; however, to meet federal guidelines, a new sewage force main (Phase 3) and gravity trunk sewer (Phase 2) is planned to be installed along Main Road/Bay Bulls Road to redirect raw sewage from the pumping station to the Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Facility for proper treatment before ocean discharge.

There are two phases of work required for this conveyance of sewer, one Phase to install the gravity trunk sanitary sewer, and another Phase to install the sanitary force main. A force main is a pressurized sewer pipe that conveys wastewater under pressure from a sewage pumping station. Force mains are used to move sewage through a sewer line when gravity flow is unattainable. A gravity trunk sanitary sewer is a large diameter sewer pipe used to convey wastewater from smaller tributaries toward a wastewater treatment plant, by gravity flow. It is part of a multi-tiered wastewater collection system in a city or metropolitan area, with smaller diameter sewer mains flowing into the larger diameter trunk sewer.

The force main installation (Phase 3) will occur along Main Road from the sewage pumping station (located near Heffernan's Place) to approximately 500m south of Ruby Line (civic 65 Main Road), where it will connect to the gravity trunk sewer. Properties located along the sewer force main route cannot be provided with a sewer service.

The gravity trunk sewer installation (Phase 2) will occur along Main Road / Bay Bulls Road from the sewer force main at approximately 500m south of Ruby Line (civic 65 Main Road) to near Walsh's Lane (civic 241 Bay Bulls Road) where it will connect to the existing trunk sewer system. Properties located along the trunk sewer route will be provided a sewer service (at property boundary) for connection by the property owner. Properties currently connected to the existing local sanitary sewer in the vicinity of Walsh's Lane to Valleyview Road will not be connected to the new trunk sewer. Phase 2 work also includes realignment of the Bay Bulls Road/Old Bay Bulls Road intersection, and replacement of the existing small diameter watermain south of Valleyview Road (civic 279 to civic 309 Bay Bulls Road).

Construction is anticipated to take place during the periods of September to November 2021 and May to November 2022, with placement of the Phase 2 surface asphalt in Summer 2023. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for further details.

While traffic on Main Road / Bay Bulls Road will be maintained during construction, there will be some disruptions, detours, and slowdowns. The City will make every effort to minimize interruptions and to maintain traffic flow, especially during peak rush hour.

Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction, and we ask the public to obey and follow all posted signage in and near the construction zones.

This page is not intended to replace other information such as Public Advisories or Public Notices (e- updates), for day-to-day updates such as traffic or water interruptions, etc. check the City's website. To keep informed of the city’s traffic advisories please sign up for e-updates at www.stjohns.ca.

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