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Project Update: 

Real Time Control for
Management of Wastewater from
Combined Sewer Overflows 

The 30 day environmental assessment started on July 15 and will end on August 15.  

This is the new design of the building planned to replace the house at 115 Ferrie E.  

The new control building will be used to house city technical equipment as the City completes a sewer project called Real Time Control.

Site Plan:

Hardcopies will be available for review at:

Office of the Clerk
City Hall
71 Main St. W., 1st Floor
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4Y5
Mon-Fri:8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Public Works Department
City Centre
77 James St. N., Suite 400
Hamilton, ON
L8R 2K3
Mon-Fri:8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Hamilton Central Library
55 York Blvd.
Hamilton, ON
L8N 4E4

The City will also be posting online at:

Underground construction will take place in 4 areas of the North End reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO) to the West Harbour and in some cases to reduce the risk of basement flooding. 

Permanent above ground control buildings will be constructed to house technical equipment in 2 locations.

Work will be done at:  Ferguson & Ferrie, Mary & Ferrie, Ferguson & Burlington, and Wellington & Burlington. 

Chris Gainham from Public Works presented an update on this project, the problem and solution, what is below ground, what is planned above ground, and the scope and schedule of this work at a neighbourhood meeting June 23.  Councillor Jason Farr also attended.

Background:  The 30 day environmental assessment is soon to start. has started!

Real Time Control is an operating strategy for collecting and managing wastewater which will result in the construction of new and upgraded structures (gates & dams) underground, and monitoring equipment housed in buildings above ground in 2 locations.

A Public Information Centre was held on Dec. 1 2010 at Leander Boat Club.  Further communication between North End Neighbours and the City on this project resulted in an additional meeting in January at Bennetto Rec. Centre to discuss site specific questions and concerns was attended by residents and Councillor Jason Farr. 

After an overview of the project, the group discussed problems associated with the construction such as dirt, noise, vibrations, traffic and our concern that any control building take into consideration the character of the neighbourhood so as not to negatively impact property value.

For more information contact:

For information about Real Time Control - the link below is the information from the Dec. 2010 meeting.

The information that went to council in April is in the following link below:

Here is an article on Real Time Controls: