Mike Rabeau, Director of Capital Planning and Delivery, Environmental Services, York Region and Shu He, Manager, Engineering, Capital Planning and Delivery, Environmental Services, York Region provided a presentation on the forcemain twinning project. They provided the details of the project which will construct a second sanitary sewer forcemain as a redundant system to ensure service levels as well as environmental protections. The presentation included an overview of how the project would be accomplished with microtunnelling technology.
The presentation also included an overview of the phosphorous offset program, which is necessary to meet the requirements of the Lake Simcoe Protection Act. The total phosphorous offset program will involve retrofitting stormwater management ponds throughout York Region.