Baif West SWM Facility
The Baif West SWM facility was constructed in the early 2000s to treat runoff from a 26ha residential area. TMIG led a multidisciplinary team to develop an effective plan for the rehabilitation and enhancement of the facility and surrounding area.
Scope of Services
The project generally followed the Class EA process. Concept designs and cost estimates were prepared for a number of different alternatives for the rehabilitation of the pond and for enhancements and expansions to the trail systems in the study area. The project received very positive feedback from area residents at a Public Information Centre that was held to present the recommended improvements to the public.
The study recommended that the facility be converted to a treatment wetland, with a shallower permanent pool relative to the original facility design. This will result in less sediment hauled off site, with significant cost savings to the Town. The study also recommended that the maintenance access road around a portion of the pond be formalized and extended around the entire perimeter of the pond, and that a new boardwalk be constructed across the provincially significant wetland to create a trail connection to North Lake Road. Effective consultation with MNRF and TRCA was needed to gain their support for the proposed boardwalk.
Town of Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill, Ontario
2014 - 2017