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Project

Sunnidale Park Reservoir & Booster Pumping Station

Background

Council Motion 09-G-262 adopted the Sunnidale Park Master Plan in principle which thus determined the site location of the Sunnidale Reservoir and Booster Pumping Station within the Park.

In June 2009, Council Motion 09-G-315 directed staff to issue the Municipal class Environmental Assessment (EA) Notice of Completion which identified the need for a Reservoir and Booster Pumping Station and also confirmed that Sunnidale Park is the preferred area.  In addition, staff were to report back to General Committee with the preliminary design for endorsement.  The Notice of Completion was issued July 23, 2009.

Council issued their endorsement for the preliminary design under Motion 11-G-008 with minor changes to the design (see Downloads).  Council also directed staff to provide a Memorandum to General Committee outlining any changes to the design. 

The new 18.4 million litre reservoir will be buried underground with natural landscape restoration on the surface. 

There will also be a one and a half storey booster pumping station with architectural features. 

When complete, this station and reservoir will enhance the water distribution system security and public safety to meet the City's needs beyond its current limited capacity.

Construction started in January 2012 and work is well underway.

The anticipated completion of the construction is Fall of 2013.

Project Updates

Update:  May 3, 2013 (Check back often for project updates)

SUNNIDALE ROAD RESERVOIR AND BOOSTER PUMP STATION (Construction Phase)

  • The structural concrete for the underground reservoir and Booster Pumping Station are completed; 
  • The tower crane will be removed in May 2013;
  • The Reservoir has to be tested for water tightness before backfilling;
  • The above ground portion of the Booster Pump Station is about to get started that will include the architectural enhancements; 
  • The restoration with natural grasses and designed landscaping with a trail was to begin this spring and the Contractor has increased his work force to try to meet this timeline; and,
  • The Contractor continues to monitor the area for dust, muddy roads, safety, integrity of sediment fence, etc.  City representatives are proactive by discussing these sensitive public issues with the Contractor at our regular site meetings.  

SUNNIDALE ROAD - LETITIA TO THE BOOSTER PUMP STATION (Construction Phase complete except for asphalt resurfacing) 

  • This transmission watermain is part of the overall water distribution system security and public safety enhancements required to fortify Barrie's current capacity;
  • The installation of a 600mm diameter transmission watermain from Letitia Street to the Sunnidale Park Water Reservoir (Contract 2012-107) has been successfully completed; and,
  • As part of the restoration works, Sunnidale Road will have its full width resurfaced from Letitia Street to the Reservoir by the end of June.

SUNNIDALE ROAD - BOOSTER PUMP STATION TO CUNDLES (Design Phase with Construction in 2013)

  • This transmission watermain is part of the overall water distribution system security and public safety enhancements required to fortify Barrie's current capacity;
  • The design is underway for the installation of a 300mm diameter transmission watermain from the Booster Pump Station to Cundles;
  • It is anticipated to be tendered in the Summer of 2013 with the construction to begin shortly thereafter and be completed in the Fall of 2013; and,
  • As part of the restoration works, Sunnidale Road will have its full width resurfaced from the Booster Pump Station to Cundles.

SUNNIDALE ROAD - LETITIA TO WELLINGTON (Class EA Phase)

  • Information can be found here.

Project Team

The City has retained Cole Engineering Group Ltd. to carry out the construction contract administration and station commissioning with Brian Luey Architect to prepare architectural drawings.  In addition, Cole Engineering Group Ltd. has retained LandTech Associates as the landscape architects and Eramosa Engineering Inc. as the electrical engineer.  Project management will be carried out by Graeme King, P. Eng., PMP, Senior Project Engineer with assistance from Luc Paquin, Senior Project Administration Technologist; Dave Truax, Supervisor of Ground Water Supply; and Walter Fischer, Supervisor of Parks Planning and Development of the City of Barrie.  TerraProbe Inc. completed a geotechnical investigation.