James Street Water Booster Pumping Station

James Street Water Booster Pumping Station
Kingston, ON

Located in the Barriefield Heritage Conservation District, the water booster pumping station conveys water to the system east of the Cataraqui River. Project highlights include a shored seven-metre-deep excavation, 600 mm and 500 mm stainless steel piping, new valving, a sodium hypochlorite storage and metering system, HVAC, a motor control centre, control panels, and a 350 kW outdoor generator and associated switchgear. Once the excavation was complete, a two-storey addition housing two of the three centrifugal pumps was constructed, and the other pump was installed in the existing facility once the two booster pumps were successfully commissioned. Because the new addition was to be built and all new equipment commissioned prior to the retrofit of the existing facility, extensive coordination was required between the consultant, the owner, and ourselves.