Notice of completion: Guelph Water Supply Master Plan Update

The City of Guelph has completed an update to the 2007 council–approved Water Supply Master Plan. The purpose of the Guelph Water Supply Master Plan Update is to define where and how Guelph will continue to access a safe and sustainable supply of water—for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional use—over the next 25 years.

The Master Plan Update followed the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) and satisfies Phases 1 and 2 of the planning and design process. This involved investigating Guelph’s existing water supply capacity, identifying and evaluating potential alternatives, and recommending implementation options. The Master Plan update included two Community Open Houses, a dedicated Community Liaison Committee, and meetings with agency representatives and municipalities. These engagement opportunities provided valuable input in the development and evaluation of alternatives.

30 Day Review Period

The draft Water Supply Master Plan update report will be available for thirty (30) days for public comment, after which the report will go to Guelph City Council for approval. Review the update report online under the Related documents section of the Water Supply Master Plan update webpage, or view a paper copy of the report at the following locations:

  • Library, Main Branch, 100 Norfolk Street, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 
  • City of Guelph, Water Services Department, 29 Waterworks Place, Guelph, Ontario. Monday to Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Service Guelph, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario. Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Interested parties should provide written comments to the contacts below within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice, May 29, 2014:

Dave Belanger
Water Supply Program Manager
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2186

Patty Quackenbush
Senior Project Manager

If concerns regarding the Guelph Water Supply Master Plan update cannot be resolved through discussion with the City of Guelph, a person may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order) which addresses individual environmental assessments. Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below by June 27, 2014. A copy of the request must also be sent to the City of Guelph.

Ministry of the Environment
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5

This Notice issued May 29, 2014

Please note: Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.