2019 Water & Sewer Upgrade Projects

Recent comprehensive assessments of our water and sewer infrastructure have identified necessary upgrades to both condition and capacity, including replacing our pumphouse on 5th Avenue, its water treatment equipment and the reservoirs.

City of Dawson and Government of Yukon are working together to implement these over the coming years, with funding being provided by Government of Canada, Government of Yukon and the City of Dawson.

Through this page we will provide you with the latest updates and information on when any necessary disruption to services, access or roads will occur. These are being minimized and impacted property owners will also be contacted directly.

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Please note that all schedules below are provisional projections to assist residents and businesses in planning but may change, subject to ground conditions and delivery of materials.


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Our work to replace water main and sewer lines and storm water manholes on Front Street is substantially complete. Some remaining landscaping and fencing will be completed in 2019. Replacement of the pavement road surface is also planned for 2019.

 Funded by Small Communities Fund:

1. New Pumphouse with Water Treatment Equipment

 Schedule:      Late summer 2018 through to 2019 (contract awarded to Wildstone)

In order to provide Dawson residents with a sustainable and reliable source of clean drinking water, the current pumphouse – which is nearing the end of its serviceable life – is being replaced. The new facility will supplement chlorine treatment with filtration barriers and ultraviolet disinfection, which will ensure that the pumphouse is in compliance with Government of Yukon’s Environmental Health Services branch regulations and provides the best quality of water possible for the citizens of Dawson.

The Government of Canada will provide $11,250,000 through the Small Communities Fund for the pumphouse project and the Government Yukon will contribute up to $3,750,000.

 Funded by Clean Water Wastewater Fund:

2. York Street Lift Station

 Schedule:      June 2018 to mid-2019 (contract awarded to Wildstone)

 A new lift station will be constructed on the vacant lot adjacent to the existing lift station, which will be demolished once the new lift station is complete. The new lift station will consist of a three-room building which will house a below-ground holding tank and all of the necessary electrical, mechanical, and control systems needed to pump wastewater into the sanitary sewer system. The work will also include new underground piping to connect to the Second Avenue sanitary sewer and landscaping. There will be some disruption to traffic at 2nd Avenue and York Street.


3. Craig Street Hydraulic Tower Replacement

 Schedule:      Construction in Summer 2019 (design underway)

This will involve the replacement of the existing tower, which transfers wastewater from the Klondike Valley sanitary sewer forcemain (pressurized flow) to the Craig Street sanitary sewer (gravity flow). The existing structure will be demolished.


See Maps:
North Dawson Water & Sewer Projects  
South Dawson Water & Sewer Projects

2019 North

 2019 South




1.   Fifth Avenue Sanitary Sewer Upgrades (King to Princess)

Schedule:   August 2018 to mid-September 2018 (contract awarded to Norcope)

Approximately 270 metres of sewer main pipe will be replaced along Fifth Avenue, from King Street to Princess Street. Water and sewer services to property line will be replaces and a number of new water and sewer manholes will be installed. In addition to the rebuilding of the road, road signs and landscaping will also be replaced.