City drilling groundwater monitoring wells on Emma Street and Water Street

Map shows locations of monitoring wells being installed

Emma Street map

Guelph, Ont., March 15, 2017—Later this month, environmental consultants and contractors hired by the City of Guelph will drill permanent monitoring wells around the City’s municipal water supply well on Emma Street and Water Street.

The City will use this and other monitoring wells in the area for ongoing monitoring of groundwater quality and quantity as part of the City’s strategy for source water protection.

Golder Associates Ltd. and their subcontractors will drill wells as follows:

  • in the rear parking lot of the Parkview Church located at 89 Speedvale Avenue East (Site E2 on Emma Street map) beginning on or about March 20
  • near the west end of Water Street (Site 1 on Water Street map) beginning on or about March 27
Maps shows loctaions of monitoring wells around the Membro water supply well

Water Street map

Drilling at each site will take one to two weeks to complete. Work will be conducted Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Once drilling is complete, contractors will return to complete the monitoring well installation and take samples from the monitoring wells regularly.

Traffic impacts

No traffic impacts are anticipated and all lanes of traffic will remain open during activities. Caution should be taken by motorists as heavy equipment will be accessing the site.

Property access and parking

Drilling activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property. All driveway access should be restored by the end of each working day.

Pedestrian impacts

Pedestrian access may be affected and noise should be expected. For safety reasons, please obey all direction given while accessing trails and properties near the work areas.

For more information

Dave Belanger, M.Sc., P. Geo., Water Supply Program Manager
Water Services, City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2186

Abby Spielmacher, Water Supply Technician
Water Services, City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2484