Project Overview

RVA completed a servicing capacity study and created a 25-year future growth and development plan for the residential communities within East Hants.

The RVA team conducted a complete assessment of the sanitary sewers, twenty eight pump stations, the Milford Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), the Shubenacadie Water Treatment Plant (WTP), and the Region’s water distribution and culvert drainage systems to identify the upgrades required to support projected population growth along Highway 2, as well as determine future capacity up until 2047. All of our infrastructure assessments considered existing capacity, infrastructure conditions, and future demand.

The challenge of the project was to gather existing data to produce accurate modelling results and provide the client with necessary recommendations. In order to do so, our team obtained the necessary data required to calibrate models through liaison with specific client representatives and in pipe flow monitoring. All in all, RVA’s scope of services during the study included:

  • A long-term capital investment program to address future servicing needs;
  • Computer modeling of the systems to reflect current conditions with 25-year population projections (up until 2047);
  • A desktop review of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems to identify asset lifecycles and projected renewal costs over the five- and 25-year horizons, followed by a report and presentation of our findings.