Bender Hill Sewage Pumping Station Upgrades
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About the Project

Niagara Region has undertaken a study to look at options for improving the Bender Hill Sewage Pumping Station at 5615 River Rd. in Niagara Falls.

The station opened in 1962 and has serviced Niagara Falls during a variety of upgrades and maintenance over the years. Reviews of the site show that work must be done at the site to improve safety and repair old infrastructure.

This area is expected to grow with future development and the site will also need to increase its ability to keep up with the demand of pumping wastewater from the area.

With this in mind, a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule ‘B’ Study was conducted to assess the site and find the preferred solutions to meet these needs. Through this process, a preferred solution has been identified and will be undertaken to complete the rehabilitation.

Study Recommendations

Through an extensive evaluation process that included public engagement with local residents and businesses, Niagara Region, Niagara Falls and Niagara Parks Commission, the study recommends the rehabilitation of the station's structural and mechanical components.

Also, the study recommends the realignment of River Rd. to allow for the safe routing of traffic in the areas surrounding the station and to improve pedestrian and operations staff safety.

Project Timeline

april 2018 - Completed
Notice of study commencement

September 24, 2019 - completed
Public information centre #1

january 2020 - completed
Notice of study completion

january 11 - February 9 2020
Study public review period

january - february 2020
Conceptual design of preferred solution

Detailed design

Fall 2021



Lisa Vespi, P.Eng., PMP
Senior Project Manager
905-980-6000 ext. 3640
Email Lisa Vespi

David Watt, O.L.S., C.E.T.
Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited

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