Harvard Avenue Sanitary Sewer Replacement

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The City of Niagara Falls is currently working with WSP Canada Inc. to develop a permanent solution for the recent sewer issues on Harvard Avenue that will involve the removal of the existing sanitary sewer and the installation of a new system from approximately Brian Crescent to Wiltshire Boulevard. This project has been identified as high-priority and is undergoing an accelerated design and engineering process. The intent is to implement the permanent solution as soon as possible.

Please use this web page to engage the project team and ask any questions that you may have regarding this project. City staff will be providing regular updates as we progress through the project life-cycle.

The City of Niagara Falls is currently working with WSP Canada Inc. to develop a permanent solution for the recent sewer issues on Harvard Avenue that will involve the removal of the existing sanitary sewer and the installation of a new system from approximately Brian Crescent to Wiltshire Boulevard. This project has been identified as high-priority and is undergoing an accelerated design and engineering process. The intent is to implement the permanent solution as soon as possible.

Please use this web page to engage the project team and ask any questions that you may have regarding this project. City staff will be providing regular updates as we progress through the project life-cycle.

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  • Hi, I'm one of the houses listed as getting the lateral replaced. Will this replacement have a backflo preventor? Or is that something I have to get installed myself? Thanks

    brian_on_brian asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. Lateral replacements are being performed from the new mainline sewer to the property line and do not include back-flow prevention systems.  Back-flow prevention devices are typically installed on the sanitary lateral in the basement of the house, which means this is the responsibility of the homeowner.

    If you are considering the installation of a back-flow prevention device, I would recommend having a look at the City’s WRAP program at the following website: https://niagarafalls.ca/living/environment/wrap.aspx

  • Do all the houses on Brian cr have to remove weeping tiles and how far up Brian will be done. (How many houses) Thanks

    Sam asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question! The sewer replacement project will install new sewers on Harvard Avenue from Wiltshire Boulevard to approximately McGill Street and on the North leg of Brian Crescent from Harvard Avenue to approximately 85m east and the South leg of Brian crescent to approximately 55m east.  As part of the sewer replacements, new private sanitary laterals will be installed from the new sewers to the property line.  Properties on Brian Crescent that will see their laterals replaced are as follows:

    North Leg of Brian Crescent:

    -  6910, 6914, 6918, 6945, 6949

    South Leg of Brian Crescent:

    -  7169, 7163, 7166, 7160

    Weeping tiles are connected to sanitary laterals on the private side, near the building foundation.  As such, the disconnection/removal of weeping tiles is not part of this project.

    In order to help reduce unnecessary flows in the sanitary sewer system and safeguard against flooding in the future, homeowners that have weeping tiles connected to their sanitary lateral are encouraged to take advantage of the City’s Weeping Tile Removal Assistance Program (WRAP).  Further information regarding this program and how to determine if you may qualify for funding can be found on the FAQ section of the Harvard Avenue Sanitary Sewer Replacement “Let’s Talk” web page: https://letstalk.niagarafalls.ca/harvard-avenue/faqs#1739 , and the City’s website: https://www.niagarafalls.ca/living/environment/wrap.aspx.