Mac Christie Flamborough Review Friday, November 13, 2020
Work is underway on upgrades at the First Street wastewater pumping station at 372 Dundas St. E. in Waterdown.
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The upgrades to the pumping station are to support new development in the area, said City of Hamilton spokesperson Jasmine Graham.
Ward 15 Coun. Judi Partridge said the upgrades are necessary to service and support several new developments, as well as address needed operational and maintenance improvements. She said the need for the work was identified in the city’s water and wastewater management plan.
“They have to upgrade the capacity to be able to facilitate some of the new development going in,” she said, adding the developments in question include Mountainview Heights, the new condo buildings on the south side of Dundas and the 79-townhouse Mikmada development at the former Connon Nurseries site.
The scope of the project, Graham said in an email, includes new HVAC, electrical and pumps to increase capacity.
She said construction started earlier this year and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2021.
The project has a budget of approximately $4.5 million.