Notice of study commencement: Clythe well treatment upgrades environmental assessment

City of Guelph Schedule ‘B’ Class Environmental Assessment for Clythe well treatment upgrades

Study objectives

Map shows the area covered by the Cluythe well environmental assessment roughly bounded by York Road, Auden Road, Eastview Road and the city's eastern boundaryThe City of Guelph is initiating a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed treatment upgrades to bring the Clythe well back into service. The City’s Water Supply Master Plan (2014) identifies the need for additional water sources to support future demand.  A study conducted in 2011 concluded that water from the Clythe well can be successfully treated with existing technology.

The process

Planning for this project is proceeding as a Schedule “B” undertaking in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (MEA, June 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011), prepared by the Municipal Engineers Association. The Class EA is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and includes public and review agency consultation, an evaluation of alternatives, an assessment of potential environmental effects of the proposed alternatives, and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any adverse impacts that may result.

Once a preferred alternative is selected and the EA is approved, the project will move into design.

How to participate

The City of Guelph is interested in receiving public input and comments during this project. An open house will be held to review and discuss issues related to this project. Meeting dates and details will be advertised in the City News pages of the Guelph Mercury Tribune (Thursday editions), posted in the meeting and event calendar at and on the project page at, and promoted on the City’s social media accounts ( and

For more information

To provide your comments, request additional information, or be added to the project mailing list, please contact:

Robin Puskas, P. Eng., Project Manager,
Water Services, City of Guelph
1 Carden Street
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2195

Grant Parkinson, P. Eng., Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
650 Woodlawn Road West, Unit C2
Guelph, ON N1K 1B8

This Notice first issued on August 24, 2017.