May 2012

Ottawa River Action Plan receives Public Works Project of the Year award

The City of Ottawa received an environmental award from the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA). The award recognizes Real Time Control system improvements made to the City’s combined sewer system as part of the Ottawa River Action Plan. This project previously won the Consulting Engineers of Ontario’s 2012 Environment Award.

“I am proud to hear that the City received an Ontario Public Works Award and I would like to thank the partners, stakeholders and City staff involved with the implementation of this key element of the Ottawa River Action Plan,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The Real Time Control project is an important part of the City’s commitment to reduce our environmental impact and improve the water quality in the Ottawa River.”

“The Real Time Control project is 1 of 17 projects identified under the City’s Ottawa River Action Plan to improve water quality,” said, Maria McRae, River Ward Councilor and Chair of the Environment Committee. “In the second year of operation, the Real Time Control project has already demonstrated its value by reducing combined sewer overflows to the Ottawa River by almost 70 per cent.”

The OPWA Project of the Year in the Environment (over $10 million category) was awarded at the annual conference and awards luncheon of the OPWA on January 26, 2013. The award was granted jointly to the City of Ottawa, and other stakeholders and partners involved in the Real Time Control project including, Stantec, Tetra Tech CSO, Louis W. Bray Construction, and Doran Contractors.

The OPWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established in 2001 to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who work together to complete public works projects.


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