The construction of the new Crescent Heights Lift Station and associated infrastructure is completed, and the facility is now fully operational. The Crescent Heights Lift Station serves approximately 15% of the City’s population, including Riverside and most of Crescent Heights. Wastewater services were maintained seamlessly throughout the project, without disruption to customers.
Please Note: Trail through the construction area will remain closed until Spring 2019 for safety
Completion of the surface works including landscaping and reinstatement of the pathway will take place early in 2019. Updates will be provided in early 2019 on this page and via public advisory and social media.
- Trail Closure Map (PDF)
Public Safety is important to the City.
- Until the pathway is reinstated, the site remains an active construction area and entry is prohibited
- Please avoid this area, and obey the signs and barricades in place for your own safety.
We realize this is a popular trail and thank everyone for their extended patience.
- This major infrastructure project experienced delays due to unforeseen circumstances related to construction
- An update will be provided in late spring 2019 about the reinstatement of this portion of the trail, including new asphalt and landscaping
The project included substantial underground infrastructure as well as the above-ground facility:
- Construction of a vault to store waste water and pumps that start automatically, sending it to a force main
- Installation of two kilometers of newly completed underground pipeline, transporting waste water to the Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Construction of the above-ground building that houses important controls, sensors and a back-up generator
- Demolition of the original 1961 lift station facility
Project Details and Benefits
The Crescent Heights Lift Station serves approximately 15% of the City’s population, including Riverside and most of Crescent Heights. The project included:
- Construction of a large underground vault which houses submersible pumps that convey wastewater to the Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Installation of two kilometers of 750mm forcemain which ties into the existing wastewater system
- Construction of the above-ground building that houses electrical and mechanical controls and a back-up generator so the facility can maintain operation during utility power failure
- Decommissioning and demolition of the original 1961 lift station facility
This new lift station facility is part of the City’s flood mitigation strategy which includes relocation of three existing lift stations to higher elevations where they can continue to operate in flood situations.
Thank you for understanding and respecting the trail’s closure during the project, which will provide benefits for many years to come.
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