Mornington Storm Management Pond Expansion

As part of this project, the Mornington stormwater management pond will be expanded on both the west and east side to help protect nearby properties from flooding and erosion. Crews will also be replacing the watermain, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer near the pond where many of the current pipes in the area are more than 100 years old and made of outdated materials. These upgrades will help improve the health of the Thames River.

An expanded park area will then be created to the east of the existing pond featuring pathways and benches along with new trees and plants.

Through a combination of landscape and structural features, the stormwater management pond collects water from rain, snow, and ice melt to release it into rivers and creeks at a safe and controlled rate. Stormwater ponds also help keep sediment and contaminants from flowing downstream.

In addition, the City will be reconstructing Salisbury Street from Quebec Street to Glasgow Street, Glasgow Street from Salisbury Street to Connaught Avenue, and Connaught Avenue from Glasgow Street to the west entrance of McCormick Park to improve the quality and reliability of the area’s water, sewer, and road infrastructure.

The Mornington stormwater management pond expansion project is one of London’s Top 10 construction projects this year identified in the City’s Renew London construction program.

The location

A map of the Mornington Pond Expansion. For more information, please contact Paul Titus at or by calling 519-661-2489 x 4948

The above map shows the project limits. Modifications will be made to the existing Mornington Stormwater Management Pond, and include expanding the pond to the east and west to provide more stormwater capacity in the area.

The work

Streetscape elements to be installed or replaced include:

  • replacement of sidewalks, concrete curbs, and gutters
  • new asphalt road surface

Vital infrastructure and sewer upgrades include:

  • expansion of the Mornington Pond on the west and east sides
  • retrofit of the existing pond
  • partial replacement of existing sewer private drain connections
  • removal of the water reservoir on the east side of the pond
  • replacement of watermain, sanitary and storm sewers

The benefits

  • the expanded stormwater management pond will provide erosion and flood protection while also improving water quality for nearby residents and business owners
  • an expanded park area will be created to the east of the pond which will include additional pathway loops with benches and added plantings.
  • improved safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists
  • enhanced potential for growth in the area due to underground infrastructure improvements
  • improvements to the health of the Thames River by reducing sewage overflows

Project Timeline

Spring 2021: Start of construction

Construction began on May 31, 2021 and is anticipated to last until fall 2021. Some finishing touches to the pond and park area are expected in 2022.

Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024