The project will replace two existing pumping stations, one operating since 1911 and the other since the early 1970s, both adjacent to the Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The Flygt pumps, designed for low maintenance and operational costs, will create additional capacity to help manage combined sewage overflows (CSOs) and capture, transport and treat increased amounts of wastewater. They will also reduce Toronto’s energy consumption rate and ensure reliable station operation.
The Toronto metropolitan area’s Wet Weather Flow Master Plan aims to virtually eliminate combined sewage overflows (CSO) from the sewage collection system.
Once operational, this IPS will move raw sewage from the underground sewer system into the treatment plant. In addition, the IPS will add wet weather flow pumping capability to pump collected CSOs from the new Don River and Central Waterfront tunnel system, to a new high-rate treatment facility.
Xylem’s Pewaukee, Wisconsin facility will design, build and test the customized equipment. Life cycle services will be provided by Xylem’s three Service Centers near Toronto in Etobicoke, Ottawa and Sudbury. Certified and factory-trained technicians will provide the necessary expertise for installation, training, monitoring/diagnostic and maintenance.
“As Toronto continues to grow, we are proud to support such a large and complex project,” said Matthew Pine, chief operating officer of Xylem. “Xylem’s highly efficient solutions, expertise and local presence will help ensure safe, reliable and sustainable wastewater treatment for generations to come.”
The project is currently in its design stage. Construction is expected to start in 2025 and take ten years to complete.