Ontario Construction News staff writer
A reconstruction project is now underway on the Scully-St. Mark’s Pump Station and Riverside Drive East in Tecumseth. The project is designed to help manage flood risks triggered by climate and environmental conditions and is a major part of the overall disaster mitigation and adaptation fund (DMAF) project approved for funding in 2021.
“As we break ground today on the Scully-St. Mark’s pump station, we embark on a significant endeavour to safeguard our community against flooding and enhance our infrastructure,” said Mayor Gary McNamara. “By investing in advanced flood protection measures, we are building a stronger foundation for our future by taking real measures to address climate change.”
The work involves the construction of a new, consolidated Scully-St. Mark’s Storm Pump Station; construction of a new Riverside Drive Trunk Storm Sewer to move stormwater runoff to the consolidated Scully and St. Mark’s pump station and the decommissioning of the existing Scully and St. Mark’s Storm Pump Stations.
A future phase of the DMAF project is the replacement of the existing PJ Cecile Pump Station. These improvements will enhance the level of service for the drainage areas and are a major step forward in the Town’s long-term strategy to reduce flood risks due to climate change.
The Government of Canada contributed $10.7 million for the project through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF).
“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in infrastructure that supports inclusive communities, creates jobs, supports a strong economy, and builds greener, more resilient communities,” said the Honourable Sean Fraser, minister of housing, infrastructure and communities.