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Bemis Elevated Tank Replacement
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About the Project

The Bemis Park Elevated Tank is located at 97 Coventry Road in the City of Welland. The multi-leg elevated tank was constructed in 1965 and has a storage capacity of 5.7 ML. The elevated tank requires replacement as part of Niagara Region's commitment to remove all multi-leg elevated tanks, since they do not meet current building and seismic code.

The most recent Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan (2016) identified deficiencies in the pumping and storage capacities within the Welland Water Distribution System. The high water level at Bemis is less than the high water level at Shoalts reservoir, creating operational difficulties in filling the Shoalts reservoir. This Environmental Assessment will confirm the capacity restrictions and limitations within the entire Welland water distribution system and identify the storage and pumping requirements needed to operate the system efficiently.

The objective for this project is to develop the best upgrades within the entire Welland water distribution system. The process will begin with an assessment of the existing and future operational needs within the entire Welland water distribution system. A complete computer modeling analysis of the entire existing water distribution system to aid in identifying at least three possible system-wide alternatives to improve overall efficiency and water quality. This will include investigating and confirming the best new location and potentially new hydraulic grade line for the Bemis Elevated Tank replacement. The development of alternatives, evaluation and selection of the preferred alternative will proceed through an Environmental Assessment process (Schedule B)

Project Timeline

May 2022
Notice of commencement

Sept. 2022
Public Information Centre #1

Dec. 2022
Notice of completion

Detailed design

April 2025


Michelle Miller, C.E.T.
Niagara Region
Project manager
905-980-6000 ext. 3737
Email Michelle Miller

Amanda Beattie, P.Eng., P.Geo., CMRP, PMP
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
Project Manager, Partner

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Bemis Study Area
The Bemis Elevated tank in Welland.
A map of the Bemis Elevated Tanks study area, near the Welland Canal.
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