Urban Area Water Supply Master Plan

Following is the introductory text to the City of Kingston Urban Area Water Supply Master Plan (through Phase 2). The full report can be downloaded as PDF documents using the links at right.

General

Utilities Kingston is proceeding to complete a Master Plan for Water Supply for the City of Kingston Urban Area. The Master Plan has been undertaken to consider future requirements in the City of Kingston's overall drinking water treatment facilities and water distribution networks to satisfy the City of Kingston's current and projected drinking water demands including the provision of adequate fire hydrant flows and pressures.

Utilities Kingston is proceeding in a timely manner with the identification and the implementation of the preferred alternative(s) for upgrading the water treatment facilities and water distribution watermains and infrastructure, such as reservoirs, high lift water pumping stations and water booster pumping stations.

The Master Plan has been developed progressively through the use of Technical Memoranda that were forwarded to Utilities Kingston for review and comments throughout the development of the Master Plan and the Class Environmental Assessment undertaking to the end of Phase 2.

Problem Statement

At an early stage, it was necessary to clearly define the "Problem Statement" such that there was a clear understanding of the requirements to successfully complete the Master Plan and to allow Utilities Kingston to advertise the Commencement of Project, as required by the Class Environmental Assessment 2000, as prepared by the Municipal Engineers Association, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

The "Problem Statement" has been developed as follows:

Utilities Kingston has determined the need to develop a Master Plan for the urban area of the City of Kingston's drinking water supply and distribution systems to accommodate the current (2006) drinking water demands for the urban area of the City of Kingston (Central, West and East) and to plan (in an orderly manner) for additional infrastructure (watermains, reservoirs and the associated water pumping stations and drinking water supply facilities) requirements to satisfy the considered short-term (2011), mid-term (2016) and long-term (2026) drinking water requirements for the urban area of the City of Kingston.

The existing City of Kingston water supply and distribution systems incorporates the City of Kingston (Kingston Central), the former Kingston Township (Kingston West) and the former Pittsburgh Township (Kingston East, supplied by Kingston Central). Utilities Kingston considers Kingston Central and East, and Kingston West as two drinking water supply and distribution systems.

In order to provide an assured drinking water supply to the entire urban area of the City of Kingston from the two existing water treatment plants (the Central Water Purification Plant and the West Water Treatment Plant), it would appear that Kingston Central should be interconnected with Kingston West

Utilities Kingston wishes to investigate potential methods to provide a unified drinking water supply and distribution system to serve the urban area of the City of Kinston (Central, West and East). These methods could include the logical interconnection of distribution systems and associated infrastructure additions/upgrades; upgrades/refurbishments to the existing facilities (water treatment plants, elevated water storage tanks, water storage standpipes, ground-level water storage reservoirs, water booster pumping stations); and new facilities (treatment plant, water storage).

It should be noted that the existing independent water supplies and distribution systems serving Kingston West and Kingston Central (including Kingston East) remained as an option to be further evaluated

Project Contact Information

Larry Manley, P.Eng.
Kingston Manager
Simcoe Engineering Group
1020 Bayridge Drive
Suite 200
Kingston ON K7P 2S2
Tel: 613-389-1661
Fax: 613-389-2442
Chantal Chiddle, P.Eng.
Utilities Engineer
Utilities Kingston
1211 John Counter Blvd
Kingston ON K7L 4X7
Tel: 613-546-1181 ext. 2272
Fax 613-542-1463


Water Supply File Downloads
Master Plan Download the City of Kingston Urban Area Water Supply Master Plan (completed through Phase 2). [PDF: 29MB] Download
Appendix A Technically feasible alternatives. [PDF: 6.5MB] Appendix A
Appendix B Impact of an expanded study area for the preferred solution. [PDF: 6.5MB] Appendix B
Appendix C Map: Year 2006 City of Kingston water distribution system. [PDF: 3MB] Appendix C
Appendix D Map: City of Kingston census tracts and dissemination areas. [PDF: 1.5MB] Appendix D
Appendix E Public infomation centre #1 questionnaires. [PDF: 3MB] Appendix E
Appendix F Map: Alternative 2 - Year 2026 peak hour demand pressure contour plan. [PDF: 3MB] [PDF: 1.9MB] Appendix F
Appendix G Map: City of Kingston water distribution system, study year 2026. [PDF: 3MB] Appendix G