The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa,  on June 13, 1973 · Page 66
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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 66

Ottawa, Canada
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Wednesday, June 13, 1973
Page 66
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66 Wednesday, June 13, 1973 The Ottawa Journal $140 million plan no guarantee against flooding By RICK LYONS The city will spend $140,000,000 over the next 20 years in an attempt to upgrade the sewer system and put an end to costly basement flooding. And, according to a new sewer master plan developed by consultants, once the work is completed there's no guarantee the city will end up with a storm and sanitary network capable of handling "all possible Utorm flow conditions." The 256-paee report which cost $136,000 to prepare will eo to city council for exam ination Monday night. Council hired the consulting firms of Proctor and Redfern ijpiii (Am mm Tomorrow IAN & SYLVIA stars of The IAN TYSON SHOW featuring Great Speckled Bird Opera 8.30 p.m. $5, $4, $3, $2 Senior C It Inn and Student Standby Tickets (If available) t 33 minutes before curtain time $2.00 i, Mm. festival CQfttttaH VfJ (Mozart) in Englishen anglais rr JtiTy 24. 26, 28 luMtet Opera 8 pm $6 SO $5.50 - KM -$3 00 I ytjjL Vflk Information: 23-4400 ISA wi,t1 ,h National Aru Centra Orchestra Mj-wmjh avec (Or chest re du Centre national des Arte IP- ' Teaweafv Mario Bemardi. conductordirection musical Mj Bnan Wacdonald, director mise en scene 1 y Brian Jackson, designer decors et costumet ( Rosalind Elias'Patrir !a WellsAllan Monk i I John Stewart Ara BeibenanGwenlynn Little ) I - ( I 7 1 National Arts Centra "" eV Centre national (Jea Artt Ltd., and Gore Storrie Ltd., in 1971 to determine the adequacy of city sewers after the capital was hit by storms in two consecutive years that saw serious property damage caused by sewer backups. In a presentation to board of control Tuesday just hours after another major rainstorm clobbered the city causing more basement flooding the fact was outlined that the capacity hung by their safety belis for about IS minutes Tuesday morning until firemen rescued them after a hand operated winch on one end of the scaffolding they were working on slipped, seven storeys above the ground. The scaffolding dropped about five feet at one end as the two workers cleaned brickwork at an apartment construction site at Codds and Montreal Roads. Francesco Umanitario, 30, of 345 St. Patrick St., suffered a badly bruised hand and Fernand Lamesse, 40, of RR 2 Orleans, had scrapes to his arm and iTHEElNN6S mm mmm City of Ottawa presents - The tr tm m j i Review Civic Centre June 14, 15, 16, 17 Shows daily 8:00 PM, Sunday matinfie 2:00 PM Tickets $3.00 and $2.00 adult reserved $1.00 and $ .75 children reserved at the Civic Centre Box Office, 237-7231 open daily except Sunday from May 28, 10:30 - 6:00 PM Mail orders accepted if accompanied by certified cheque or money order and stamped, lelf-addresscd envelope. V "inn - , X. of the city's sewer system has failed to keep pace with the rapid development of the capital. While the city has- kept up with design changes in sewer construction over the years, it is clear that immediate improvements must be made to the network. The master plan urges a speedup of the city's combined storm and sanitary -sewer sep- Scaffold slips. belts save men Two construction workers man, "is that safety belts saved chest. Building inspector R. L. Cressman said it was the safety belts that saved" the men from a seven-6torey drop and possible death, Mr. Lamesse, shaken after the incident, said the safety belt saved his life. It was the second time he worked on scaffolding. He said he would have to think about it before he worked on it again. He is married and has three children. He said the hand crank mechanism became disengaged as he and his fellow worker were cranking the platform up the wall. Firemen scaled a wall ladder to rescue the workmen. The pair were back on the job th same afternoon at the apart ment complex. A spokesman for Tony Olivieri Masonry Con tractors Ltd., the firm which employed the two workers, said both men were experienced in the operation of the winches. "The tiling to stress here," said building inspector Cress- bX I S WJ McNMjqht L,yTW.oit, mey :-wJ9vs..'a these men." Woolco DEPARTMENT STORES A DIVISION OP TMI P.W. WOOLWORTH CO. LIMITIO I aration program, and states this will work to eliminate persistant basement-flooding problems in the Glebe and other areas of the city. The report said combined sewers in the old neighborhood are undersized and deteriorated. In the Glebe it is suggested that new storm sewers be installed and the combined sewers be converted to sanitary sewers. This project carries an estimated price tag of $8.9 million. The Urbandale-Elmvale Acres area, another major basement flooding trouble spot, was also closely examined by consultants and an action program is proposed to correct problems. Since many homes in the area still have foundation drains connected to sanitary sewers, it is recommended these be scrapped. pair 1.50 These hookups work to cause overloading of sanitary sewers during storms, but result in backup and basement flooding. It is also suggested installing sump pumps in. SO homes in low-lying areas, and proposed that $136,000 be spent to build "relief" sewers to take pressure off existing installations. Frequent inspections and cleaning of major sanitary sewers is also pinpointed as a must. Consultants suggested council consider adoption of a policy that would see the city providing all homeowners in potential flood areas with sump pumps as a "protective plumbing device." The report contends that speeding up the separation of combined sewers will ease the overloading at local sewage treatment plants thereby cutting down on pollution entering the 'Happy Foot'. Cotton, K roy Wool and N yon blend. White, Black, Navy, Brown, Grey, Blue. Green. Sizes 10- IO'j, 11-llVi, 12 pair 1.50 STORE HOURS: Open Man., Tut.., Wed., Sol., nun.. Frl., 9-9 9-6 Ottawa River. Consultants further recom mend the city get involved in a pilot research project with fed eral and provincial financial assistance aimed at finding new ways to improve handling and treatment of ail storm and sani tary sewer wastes. Most of the 4,198 acres of land still unserviced in the city lies in the South Ottawa devel opment area. The city is urged to initiate comprehensive studies well in advance of .new construction to ensure the area gets adequate services to meet the demands of residential, commercial and in dustrial development. In the report it is noted that engineers responsible for de signing sewer capacity are somewhat hampered by a lack of information relating to the in tensity of storms that hit the city. Sport Socks With Built-in Comfort Greot for sports or cosuol wear. 100 Nylon plush rib corduroy stitch gives supple softness. 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