News & Public Notices
Notice of Project - Ravensview Septage Receiving Station
April 24, 2018 -
Ravensview WWTP – 947 Highway 2 East, Kingston, ON
Utilities Kingston will construct a new station to receive septage haulers at the Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), located in the east-end of Kingston. The project is classified as a pre-approved Schedule ‘A' undertaking in accordance with the terms of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process and can proceed directly to implementation. Utilities Kingston has elected to elevate this project to a Schedule ‘A+' undertaking by issuing this Notice of Project to inform the public prior to project implementation. Construction of the new works is tentatively scheduled to begin the summer of 2018.
Septage receiving for Kingston and surrounding communities has historically been offered at the Cataraqui Bay WWTP. At times when the Cataraqui Bay septage receiving station is out of service septage hauling is received at Ravensview WWTP at the headworks of the facility. The existing station has reached the end of its service life and is scheduled to be decommissioned as part of the ongoing Cataraqui Bay WWTP upgrade project. Due to site constraints, and to reduce organic loading to the Cataraqui Bay WWTP system, septage receiving has been permanently relocated to the Ravensview WWTP.
The 2004 Class EA Update conducted for the Ravensview WWTP included a future septage receiving station, and provisions for its future construction and plant loadings were made during the 2009 Ravensview WWTP upgrade, including the installation of a new forcemain to the area identified for the station. The new station is being constructed in this same location.
The new works will consist of an access road and remote unloading bay for septage haulers and a two-storey Septage Receiving Building. The access road and unloading bay will be located outside the plant perimeter fence to permit hauler access. The Septage Receiving Building will be located inside the fence and will house a pretreatment unit for screening and grit removal of septage and an odour treatment unit. The new works are designed to be in compliance with all applicable regulations. Utilities Kingston has received Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) Air and Noise, and Sewage for the works.
For additional information please consult the Utilities Kingston project page at UtilitiesKingston.com/Projects/Detail/RavensviewSeptageReceivingStation or contact one of the individuals listed below:
Jim Steele, P.Eng.
J.L. Richards and Associates Ltd.
863 Princess St., Suite 203
Kingston, ON, K7L 5N4
Stephanie Pettis, P.Eng.
85 Lappan's Lane
Kingston, ON, K7L 4X7
613-546-1181 ext. 2355