In order to safeguard against flooding,City of Niagara Falls – Environmental
Services staff will be monitoring sewage levels in maintenance holes twice per
day in the area. If water levels within the maintenance holes reach a
predetermined level, City staff will manually intervene and provide relief.
For questions regarding the ongoing maintenance activities
on this sewer system, please contact the following:
James Sticca Manager of Environmental Services City of Niagara Falls Phone:
905-356-7521, Ext. 6520 Email: email@example.com
Those homeowners that have not already made an
application and participated in the City’s WRAP (Weeping Tile Removal
Assistance Program) subsidy program are strongly encouraged to do so.
Further information on this program can be found on the
following web page: https://www.niagarafalls.ca/living/environment/wrap.aspx.
Participating in the program and having your Weeping Tiles
disconnected from your Sanitary Sewer service and a Backwater Valve installed
not only provide an added measure of protection against your own basement from
flooding, but reduce the load on the current Sewer system under repair and
decreases the risk of it surcharging and flooding other homes in the area as
For further information on the City’s WRAP Program, or to
schedule an appointment, please contact one of the following:
Tony D’Amario Infrastructure Technician, City of Niagara Falls Phone: 905-356-7521, Ext. 4299 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Anderson, Junior Infrastructure & Environmental Technologist, City of Niagara FallsPhone:
905-356-7521, Ext. 4399 Email: email@example.com
What engineering/survey work is scheduled for this project?
Engineering Work: City of Niagara Falls Council
has granted approval to begin the detailed engineering design work for this
project. The City is currently working
with WSP Canada, Inc. to develop a permanent solution for this area. This project is considered high priority and
is being fast-tracked through the design process in order to reach an
acceptable construction readiness level as soon as possible.Survey Work: The first step in the
design process will involve some surveying and investigative field work. During this time there will be crews working
on site to gather new topographical survey information and other types of
measurements. Some of the survey
information will be obtained on private property to help us determine relevant
elevations beyond the City’s property boundary.
Residents are requested not to interfere or disrupt any survey items in
the field such as stakes, bars or paint markings.
order to develop a solution that can be considered permanent and free of issues
in the future, it will be critical to understand the existing ground
conditions. Part of this investigative
process will involve crews on site drilling boreholes in the road allowance,
sampling soils and installing groundwater monitoring stations. This fieldwork is expected to last a few working
days that will be spread-out over the course of several weeks.
Why does the City need access to my home for measurements?
In the coming weeks,City of Niagara
Falls staff will be going door-to-door requesting access to basements for the
purpose of taking measurements that will help us determine the elevation of
basement floors in relation to the City’s sanitary sewer. This information will assist us in our design
and also help us to better understand when we need to intervene to provide
temporary relief for the existing sewer system.
Residents can directly contribute to the project by cooperating with
City staff and allowing us to gather this important information.