Historic coal gasification plant site investigation

The Fountain Street parking lot was the site of a coal gasification plant from 1871-1957.

The City is taking a proactive approach to investigating impacts of the former coal gasification plant both on-site and in the surrounding area. Once investigation work is complete the City will determine what steps may be required for the site and surrounding area.

Off-site investigation work includes testing on streets and properties that surround the parking lot including Fountain Street, Wyndham Street and Surrey Street.

Ongoing monitoring of the Speed River, storm sewer outfalls and groundwater are also being done in connection with the investigation.

The City expects to complete its environmental investigation by 2019. Reports will be made available as they are completed.

For more information

Prasoon Adhikari, M.Sc., P.Eng., PMP, Environmental Engineer
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2946
prasoon.adhikari@guelph.ca