Niagara Street Pipe Assembly and Pipe Pull


The pipe assembly and pipe pull is now complete. For six weeks, Niagara Street was used to assemble a 940-metre pipe above ground before it was pulled into a cross-harbour undersea tunnel from Ogden Point to McLoughlin Point. The tunnel was drilled using a process called horizontal directional drilling and began in July 2017 and was completed in April 2018, ahead of schedule.

Beginning the first week of March, 78 pipe sections were welded together and the pipe was moved into place on rollers on Niagara Street from South Turner to St. Lawrence. Over three days, cranes and sidebooms lifted the pipe in the 100 block of Niagara where the pipe was threaded into the tunnel at Ogden Point and pulled from the McLoughlin Point side.

As part of the Wastewater Treatment Project, the pipe will transport wastewater from the Clover Point Pump Station to the treatment plant for tertiary treatment.

Community Outreach

  • Door-to-door survey was conducted with Niagara Street residents to provide updated information and a resident needs assessment in December 2017.
  • Two community meetings with residents to answer questions were held on February 21 and February 24, 2018.
  • A Help Tent was located in the 200 block of Niagara staffed by a Project representative to provide information and answer questions about the Project.
  • Residents could call the 24/7 phone line to receive information or report a concern.
  • A Community BBQ was held on May 1, 2018 as a thank you to the residents.

Community Meeting Information

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