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Britannia Village Flood Control Project

photo The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, in cooperation with the City of Ottawa, has started a planning and design process for the Britannia Village Flood Control Project. This project will protect parts of the Britannia Village community that would otherwise be affected by flooding during future Ottawa River floods. Its purpose is to reduce expected property damages, public safety risks and inconvenience in this existing community during flood events up to and including the 1:100 year flood.
In September 2007, City of Ottawa Council approved a funding arrangement for a remedial flood control project. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has agreed to undertake the design, construction and long-term management of the flood control system.
Below are several information pieces that may be useful to area residents and property owners.
  Background Information:
  Posted: April 28, 2016

Small tasks are being done in anticipating of upcoming berm construction.

Construction of the earthen berm is scheduled to begin on May 16, 2016 following the lifting of road load restrictions.

Berm construction will take place in the following order:
1) Rowatt Street to Jamieson Street
2) City of Ottawa parkland
3) Townhomes along Kehoe Street

  Posted: November 10, 2015
  This is the anticipated schedule, however, the project does respond to changing conditions (weather, site conditions, etc.)

November 9-13:
- Install solid storm sewer in City of Ottawa park from Selena Street to the seawall at townhomes
- Install perforated drainage pipe in front of townhomes

Starting the week of November 16:
- Begin removal of upper existing retaining wall section on lots 156, 164 and 170
- Install perforated drainage system and catch basins along lots 156, 164 and 170
- The work will continue on lots 156-170 with the installation of the new retaining wall
- Begin preparation of the riverbank (concrete removal/break up) in anticipation of Redi-rock retaining wall and rip rap sections along the river north of Jamieson Street
  Posted: October 27, 2015

The tender has been awarded to Meyknecht-Lischer Contractors Ltd, a local Ottawa based company.

The next steps going forward involves:
- Locates completed for underground services
- Surveying to establish working envelopes and fencing
- Installation of silt fences for sedimentation and erosion control
- Tree removal for access

It is anticipated that fall work may be commenced on:
- Seawalls in front of 156, 164 and 170 Kehoe Street
- Shoreline erosion protection from Jamieson Street to Rowatt Street
- Tree removal in front of the Kehoe townhomes

A more detailed construction schedule will be posted ASAP.

  Posted: October 5, 2015

Complete Tender Package (18 mb)

  Posted: September 21, 2015
  Removals Plan (1.3 mb)
  Planting Plan (3.2 mb)
  Posted: September 8, 2015
  • Community Update (view flyer here)
  Posted: December 8, 2014
  • Work continues on easement agreements with affected property owners

Posted: July 31, 2014

  • Britannia Village Flood Control Project Notice of Project Approval
  Posted: May 4, 2014

• Project Plan for the Proposed Britannia Village Flood Control Project (PDF 11.77 mb)
Notice of Filing Document for Review (PDF 83 kb)

  Full Set of Design Drawings — Issued for Review May 2, 2014 (3.13 mb)
  Britannia Flood Control Project
• Second Notice of Intent — February 10, 2014
   — English
   — French
Information presented at Community Meeting
October 23, 2013 at the Britannia Yacht Club
  Presentation slides:
    Britannia Village Flood Control Update (843 kb)
  Flood Control System Design Drawings as of October 23, 2013
    Design Concept — Rowatt to Jamieson (217 kb)
    Design Concept — Jaimeson to 194 Kehoe (239 kb)
    Design Concept — 196 Kehoe to Britannia Park (149 kb)
Community Liaison Group / Working Group Meeting Notes
September 2011
  Design Plans:
    Map 1 (pdf, 472 kb)
    Map 4 (pdf, 324 kb)
    Design Features (pdf, 554 kb)
  Option A: Corbel at Townhouses
    Corbel Cost Estimate
    Map 2-A (pdf, 456 kb)
    Map 3-A (pdf, 316 kb)
  Option B: Berm at Townhouses
    Berm Cost Estimate
    Map 2-B (pdf, 412 kb)
    Map 3-B (pdf, 204 kb)
Britannia Village Flood Control Project — Objectives to be Met
March 23, 2011 (pdf, 208 kb)
Working Group Meeting Minutes
March 23, 2011
Britannia Village Flood Control Project — Summary of Background Information
February 2011 (pdf, 3.2 mb)

Staff Report Back to the RVCA Board of Directors
December 16, 2010 (ppt,
3.9 mb)

Staff Report to RVCA Board of Directors — Supplement
October 19, 2010 (pdf)
Staff Report to RVCA Board of Directors
October 18, 2010
(pdf, 240 kb)
Staff Report to RVCA Board of Directors
January 18, 2010
(pdf, 68 kb)
Updated Evaluation of Project Costs and Benefits
November 18, 2009
RVCA Board of Directors Briefing Note
August 2009 (pdf, 56 kb)
Status Report for RVCA Board of Directors
May 2009 (ppt, 764 kb)
RVCA Board of Directors Briefing Note
March 2009 (pdf, 56 kb)
Project Schedule (as of February 5, 2009) (pdf , 48 kb)
Notice of Intent (pdf, 680 kb)
Project Location — Map (pdf, 80 kb)
Information Meeting for Directly Affected Landowners
February 5, 2009 (ppt, 11 mb)
RVCA Fact Sheet: The Britannia Village Flood Control Project and Development Regulations in Flood Vulnerable Portions of Britannia Village (pdf,116 kb)
ppt - Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
pdf - Adobe Portable Document Format

For more information or to add your name to the contacts list, contact:
Terry K. Davidson, P. Eng.
Director Regulations
613-692-3571 ext. 1107

Additional project information will be posted as the planning and design process continues.

Last update: April 2017