Open house: Schedule ‘B’ Class Environmental Assessment for Clythe Well treatment upgrades

Study objectives

The 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 technologies.

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 the design phase.

How to participate

The City of Guelph is interested in receiving public input and comments during this project. A public open house is scheduled for:

Thursday October 19, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.
Victoria Road Recreation Center
151 Victoria Road North, Guelph, ON N1E 5H4

Meeting dates and details are also advertised and posted in the meeting and event calendar at

For more information

To provide your comments, request additional information, or be added to the project mailing list, or if you require this notice to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), 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
[email protected]

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

This notice was first issued on October 5, 2017.