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York Durham Sewage System Forcemain Twinning Project

York Region is making improvements to our wastewater system, specifically, York Durham Sewage System. Work will occur in the Town of Newmarket and include construction of a new forcemain parallel to the existing forcemain. This is known as forcemain twinning. It will also include changes to the Newmarket and Bogart Creek Sewage Pumping Stations. The work will improve the reliability of the sewage system and allows for future maintenance on the existing forcemain.

Most of York Region pumping stations have two (or twinned) forcemains which provide a back-up forcemain in the case of maintenance or a pipe break. This project will twin the existing forcemain to provide additional wastewater system reliability in Newmarket.


Join us at an Open House

There are two dates available to meet the project team and learn more about the project.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Newmarket Community Centre - Hall 2, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3X1

The same material will be presented on both dates.

If you are unable to attend, the display boards can be viewed here beginning May 15, 2019.

Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request. Please contact AccessYork@york.ca or call 1-877-464-9675.


The York Durham Sewage System Forcemain Twinning Project Involves:

  • Building a new twinned forcemain to move wastewater from the Newmarket Pumping Station to the Aurora Pumping Station
  • Building a new twinned forcemain to move wastewater from the Bogart Creek Pumping Station to the new York Durham Sewage System forcemain
  • Modifications to the Newmarket and Bogart Creek Pumping Stations

What is the York Durham Sewage System?

The York Durham Sewage System was originally built in the 1980’s as a single wastewater forcemain by the Province of Ontario and transferred to York Region in the 1990’s. Wastewater servicing in the Town of Newmarket is provided by local sewers that connect to the York Durham Sewage System owned by York Region. The York Durham Sewage System is a network of sewers, sewage pumping stations and forcemains that moves wastewater for treatment to the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in the City of Pickering.

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What is a Forcemain?

A forcemain is a pressurized sewer pipe. In York Region, there are two ways wastewater moves through our sewer systems:

  • Forcemain sewer – a pressurized sewer pipe powered by pumping stations. Forcemains are used to move wastewater when a gravity sewer is not an option.
  • Gravity sewer – a sewer pipe that uses the force of gravity to move wastewater
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What is the Construction Timeline?

Construction will begin in spring 2019 and is expected to take approximately three years to complete.
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What are the Construction Locations?

The new forcemain begins at the Newmarket Sewage Pumping Station, located at 380 Bayview Parkway in the Town of Newmarket and travels 5.2 kilometres south, through downtown Newmarket, ending just north of the Aurora Sewage Pumping Station.

The new Bogart Creek forcemain will consist of 530 metres of forcemain installed between the Fairy Lake work area, across Prospect Street, to York Region’s Bogart Creek Sewage Pumping Station.

To reduce the impact of construction on the community, approximately 5.2 kilometers of the project will be completed using a trenchless technology referred to as microtunnelling.

YDSS Forcemain Twinning Project Locations Map. Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request. Please contact AccessYork@york.ca or call 1-877-464-9675.

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What is Microtunnelling?

A machine will create tunnels underground, installing the forcemain pipe approximately 10 meters below the surface. The microtunnelling machine will run continuously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure timely completion of the project.

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York Durham Sewage System Forcemain Twinning project and the Upper York Sewage Solutions Project

On March 7, 2018, the province issued a Declaration Order to exempt modifications to the York Durham Sewage System component of the Upper York Sewage Solutions project from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act.

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Declaration Order

Declaration Order Condition Documents:

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Project Updates and Contact Information

Stay informed by signing up for the email list to receive information on project updates. You may also sign up by calling 1-800-667-4817 or emailing accessyork@york.ca.

Updates will also be posted below on york.ca/forcemaintwinning in addition to York Region’s Facebook and Twitter social media channels.

For more information, please call 1-800-667-4817 or email accessyork@york.ca


 


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