Old Mill Sanitary Pumping Station

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The construction of the new pumping station in Willowlake Park, reconstruction of Old Mill Road, and demolition of the old pumping station are now complete. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 519-741-2345 or engineering@kitchener.ca 



In order to meet future demand and address much needed upgrades to the original station, we are building a new pumping station in Willowlake Park. We are also reconstructing Old Mill Road between Pinnacle and the Old Mill Road bridge.

The project will include three major parts.

  • Construction of the new station
  • Reconstruction of Old Mill Road
  • Decommissioning and demolition of the old station

It will be necessary to close Old Mill Road and portions of Willowlake Park at times during this project. Trails through Willowlake Park will remain open during construction. You will be notified in advance of any road closures.

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In order to meet future demand and address much needed upgrades to the original station, we are building a new pumping station in Willowlake Park. We are also reconstructing Old Mill Road between Pinnacle and the Old Mill Road bridge.

The project will include three major parts.

  • Construction of the new station
  • Reconstruction of Old Mill Road
  • Decommissioning and demolition of the old station

It will be necessary to close Old Mill Road and portions of Willowlake Park at times during this project. Trails through Willowlake Park will remain open during construction. You will be notified in advance of any road closures.

Subscribe to get project updates by using the Stay Informed 'Subscribe' button.


The construction of the new pumping station in Willowlake Park, reconstruction of Old Mill Road, and demolition of the old pumping station are now complete. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 519-741-2345 or engineering@kitchener.ca 


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We usually respond within three business days. If your question is urgent, call the City of Kitchener at 519-741-2345 (TTY: 1-866-969-9994) 

 

  • Share Hello, the field with the baseball diamond was reseeded this past spring, however, the soil in the field is compacted and stony, the ground uneven, and the seed that has germinated is sparse. The seed mix is also not Kentucky bluegrass (turf grass). The current conditions of the field make it uncomfortable and unsafe to play active sports. Are there further plans to bring in top soil, grade the field and seed with grass or place sod in the field? on Facebook Share Hello, the field with the baseball diamond was reseeded this past spring, however, the soil in the field is compacted and stony, the ground uneven, and the seed that has germinated is sparse. The seed mix is also not Kentucky bluegrass (turf grass). The current conditions of the field make it uncomfortable and unsafe to play active sports. Are there further plans to bring in top soil, grade the field and seed with grass or place sod in the field? on Twitter Share Hello, the field with the baseball diamond was reseeded this past spring, however, the soil in the field is compacted and stony, the ground uneven, and the seed that has germinated is sparse. The seed mix is also not Kentucky bluegrass (turf grass). The current conditions of the field make it uncomfortable and unsafe to play active sports. Are there further plans to bring in top soil, grade the field and seed with grass or place sod in the field? on Linkedin Email Hello, the field with the baseball diamond was reseeded this past spring, however, the soil in the field is compacted and stony, the ground uneven, and the seed that has germinated is sparse. The seed mix is also not Kentucky bluegrass (turf grass). The current conditions of the field make it uncomfortable and unsafe to play active sports. Are there further plans to bring in top soil, grade the field and seed with grass or place sod in the field? link

    Hello, the field with the baseball diamond was reseeded this past spring, however, the soil in the field is compacted and stony, the ground uneven, and the seed that has germinated is sparse. The seed mix is also not Kentucky bluegrass (turf grass). The current conditions of the field make it uncomfortable and unsafe to play active sports. Are there further plans to bring in top soil, grade the field and seed with grass or place sod in the field?

    Sal Spitale asked 11 months ago

    The condition of the turf will be reviewed and patches with low to no seed germination will be addressed.  A follow up answer will be posted regarding the field and its potential usage.

  • Share Will there be a requirement for Fiberglass ventilation pipe? on Facebook Share Will there be a requirement for Fiberglass ventilation pipe? on Twitter Share Will there be a requirement for Fiberglass ventilation pipe? on Linkedin Email Will there be a requirement for Fiberglass ventilation pipe? link

    Will there be a requirement for Fiberglass ventilation pipe?

    Allan asked over 1 year ago

    We're very nearly at completion with this project, as such all ventilation piping has been installed.  Fiberglass ventilation piping was not utilized.

  • Share We attended the initial planning meeting held at Conestoga College for the construction of a new pump house and a playground structure. We know a new pump house had to be built and as lovely as it is we also need a playground for all the children in the area. Playgrounds get children outside and can build communities as families congregate and have a gathering place to meet their neighbours. We are very disappointed as taxpayers to learn that a new playground is not being constructed. on Facebook Share We attended the initial planning meeting held at Conestoga College for the construction of a new pump house and a playground structure. We know a new pump house had to be built and as lovely as it is we also need a playground for all the children in the area. Playgrounds get children outside and can build communities as families congregate and have a gathering place to meet their neighbours. We are very disappointed as taxpayers to learn that a new playground is not being constructed. on Twitter Share We attended the initial planning meeting held at Conestoga College for the construction of a new pump house and a playground structure. We know a new pump house had to be built and as lovely as it is we also need a playground for all the children in the area. Playgrounds get children outside and can build communities as families congregate and have a gathering place to meet their neighbours. We are very disappointed as taxpayers to learn that a new playground is not being constructed. on Linkedin Email We attended the initial planning meeting held at Conestoga College for the construction of a new pump house and a playground structure. We know a new pump house had to be built and as lovely as it is we also need a playground for all the children in the area. Playgrounds get children outside and can build communities as families congregate and have a gathering place to meet their neighbours. We are very disappointed as taxpayers to learn that a new playground is not being constructed. link

    We attended the initial planning meeting held at Conestoga College for the construction of a new pump house and a playground structure. We know a new pump house had to be built and as lovely as it is we also need a playground for all the children in the area. Playgrounds get children outside and can build communities as families congregate and have a gathering place to meet their neighbours. We are very disappointed as taxpayers to learn that a new playground is not being constructed.

    Lizzy asked over 1 year ago

    Nothing is currently planned for upgrades or additions to the current playground.  The swings will be reinstalled and community trails fully restored, the new sidewalk adds pedestrian linkages to the park(s).  A new parkette will be built on the site of the current pumping station, this will provide seating, a wonderful viewpoint of the river, and (at a later date) interpretive and educational panels.

  • Share Hello, will the park (formerly baseball diamond), playground structures and original trail alignment be reconstructed following completion of the pumping station and associated works? Does the City have any plans to improve the amenities in the park (e.g., new playground structure, soccer pitch and baseball diamond)? With thanks, Sal on Facebook Share Hello, will the park (formerly baseball diamond), playground structures and original trail alignment be reconstructed following completion of the pumping station and associated works? Does the City have any plans to improve the amenities in the park (e.g., new playground structure, soccer pitch and baseball diamond)? With thanks, Sal on Twitter Share Hello, will the park (formerly baseball diamond), playground structures and original trail alignment be reconstructed following completion of the pumping station and associated works? Does the City have any plans to improve the amenities in the park (e.g., new playground structure, soccer pitch and baseball diamond)? With thanks, Sal on Linkedin Email Hello, will the park (formerly baseball diamond), playground structures and original trail alignment be reconstructed following completion of the pumping station and associated works? Does the City have any plans to improve the amenities in the park (e.g., new playground structure, soccer pitch and baseball diamond)? With thanks, Sal link

    Hello, will the park (formerly baseball diamond), playground structures and original trail alignment be reconstructed following completion of the pumping station and associated works? Does the City have any plans to improve the amenities in the park (e.g., new playground structure, soccer pitch and baseball diamond)? With thanks, Sal

    Sal Spitale asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank-you for reaching out.  We're starting the restoration of the park now.  The playground structure will remain, the swing set will be reinstalled, and the field will get new turf.  Under this project, there are no plans for new amenities in this park.

    The trail alignment is currently being reviewed to determine if we utilize the new alignment, revert back to the original, or consider keeping both.

  • Share Can you have the swings reinstalled now? Our kids really miss playing on them. on Facebook Share Can you have the swings reinstalled now? Our kids really miss playing on them. on Twitter Share Can you have the swings reinstalled now? Our kids really miss playing on them. on Linkedin Email Can you have the swings reinstalled now? Our kids really miss playing on them. link

    Can you have the swings reinstalled now? Our kids really miss playing on them.

    Mill Parker asked about 2 years ago

    Because of where the swings will be relocated to, there is just no opportunity to safely get them installed temporarily.  We are currently tracking well with the schedule, but there is so much that we can't control right now that I can't commit to a time that they'll be reinstated.  Sorry.