York Region received two awards from the Ontario Public Works Association for innovative work on transportation and wastewater projects.
Public Works Project of Year Award was presented in the transportation category (for projects of $10 million to $50 million) for York Region’s Bayview Avenue road improvements project.
Bayview Avenue lies in an environmentally sensitive area and in addition to road widening, more than four hectares of land was transformed into new fishery and terrestrial habitats by creating a new stream in place of an existing ditch to enhance the local environment for generations to come.
The 2018 IT Project of the Year was presented in the environmental services category for York Region’s Inflow and Infiltration Monitoring program. This program studies sanitary sewer flows and rainfall events to collect data and identify improvements to the sewer system.
The OPWA Awards Program was established to recognize outstanding individuals, groups and organizations representing the best in the public works profession.
Photo: Inflow and infiltration happens when water from the environment enters the sewage system for treatment.