The Davis Road Booster Station is a critical station to the Oakville Zone 2 water supply system. A 2007 EarthTech Capital Needs Assessment Report estimated that station flow capacity in 2026 was projected to be higher than the existing station capacity. Additionally, replacement and repair of associated electrical and mechanical works was required.
Cole Engineering was retained to provide the necessary engineering services. The team quickly determined a number of key issues affecting the successful delivery of the project, including trying to avoid the necessity to extend the existing building, minimizing the disruption to normal operation during the construction and ensuring they could maximize the long term benefit of the investment.
The project methodology involved a detailed hydraulic and process operational analysis for the station and its associated storage facilities and distribution systems, as well as working closely with Region staff to ensure that extended shutdowns set at off peak hours. Proponents of project management principles, the Cole Engineering team thoroughly reviewed existing operation manuals, drawings, specifications as well as a detailed site inspection and condition assessment as required by the Region.